Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
 
 

Fruitvale Station (2013) Movie Information

Your Rating:
   
DVD  Blu-ray
view all merchandise
        Play Trailer    Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:

595

Avg. Rating:

3.11/4

# of Ratings:

37

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/12/2013

DVD Release:

01/14/2014

Director:

Ryan Coogler

Actors:

Michael B. Jordan
Melonie Diaz
Octavia Spencer
Ariana Neal
Kevin Durand
Chad Michael Murray

 

 

 

 

Like Movie:

Plot Outline:

Based on the true story of Oscar Grant, who wakes up on Dec. 21, 2008 and feels something in the air - and resolves to change things - with his mother, his girlfriend, his 4-year-old daughter - but change is not easy and as he interacts with the family, friends and strangers throughout the day - he ends at Fruitvale BART station, where one more encounter, with police officers, will shake a city to it core.

Related Movie Lists

2013 Rated & Ranked by Chris Kavan movies of 2013 by skater4159
2013 by Amber 2013 movies by rachelle
Movies Owned by Quan Top 2013 by frenchfreyteetor
2013 Movies I Saw by Taz 2014 by Su Zany
My Wish List by hoods_breath Movies I Want To See by gotoeleven

Quick Movie Reviews

sapien 01/31/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Not a bad movie. Although, if you're familiar with the true story, as I was, it wasn't as shocking as it otherwise would've been.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

MikePA 12/17/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Michael B. Jordan's outstanding performance as Oscar Grant in Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station elevates the film's emotional and dramatic elements to an ultimate high. You know how the film is going to end, but Coogler crafts the film with so much care and humanity, especially Grant, who is flawed but holds a big heart. The realism of the film and its hard-to-stomach finale makes for a compelling viewing - one that should not be missed. 3/4

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

Alex 08/11/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

A very well executed drama. I highly recommend this movie to those who want to watch a story unfold that is well paced, well shot, and well acted. Jordan does a great as does the supporting cast. It might make the academy awards. It isn't quite a 4 star movie as it doesn't add much new to the genre. Still - great flick.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

Kaye 08/03/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

An amazing film that tells an important but heartbreaking story. I would call it a must-see, as it breathes a bit of humanity into the national conversation on race, racism, and violence. I hope that several of the actors are recognized with Oscar nominations, especially Michael B. Jordan.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 

Full Movie Reviews

  Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
Movie God
 

02/06/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A Day in the Life

For a first time director, Ryan Coogler has certainly made an impact. Fruitvale Station is an account of the final day in the life of Oscar Grant. As Oscar, Michael B. Jordan also asserts himself as an actor to be reckoned with. I had previously seen him in the sci-fi thriller, Chronicle, but this is far and away his breakout role.

Fruitvale Station is based on true events - after a New Years celebration, Grant and a group of his friends were taking the BART to their destination (Fruitvale Station - hence the title) when an incident aboard the train caused the police to intervene at the stop and, ultimately, Grant was shot in the back and died from his wound. But while that is the outcome - Fruitvale Station is an examination of Grant, and where he is at in his life.

Make no mistak...

Rating of
3/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  Katherine
Katherine
Aspiring Actress
 

12/27/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

'Fruitvale Station' - a powerful directorial debut

“Hey! HEY! C’mon, man! That’s unnecessary! Let him GO!"

Indignant and furious shouts from bystanders punctuate blurry cellphone footage of two BART police officers as they detain and arrest four young black men in Oakland, California. Moments later, a gun shot rings out, and these shouts turn into an eerie silence and gasps of horror. These are the pivotal moments of Oscar Grant’s final hours - and the opening premise of Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station (2013).
Since its release in July 2013, Fruitvale Station - based on the true story of the Fruitvale BART train station shooting of Oscar Grant - has racked up a number of awards - from the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival to Best First Film in the “Un Certain Regard” section in Cannes. And, from the get go, Fruitvale pro...

Rating of
3/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
 
Log In
 Login with Facebook
For members wanting to use FB to login, click here
remember me  
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Comments about...
Ted
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Films I Hate by SIngli6
My Wish List by Justin
Top Movie List by tkrickjr
Movies I want to see by E.H.
Best of 2013 by Nick
2013 Rated & Ranked by Chris Kavan
Top Movie List by Ben
Top Movie List by Gounter

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations FilmCrave Friends    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

MeltedJoystick.com

Hitfix.com

GQTI.com

Hangar1.com

TrailerAddict.com

OVGuide.com

Digitaldreamdoor.com