Fruitvale Station Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 484

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 72

Theatrical Release Date: 07/12/2013

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/14/2014

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Ryan Coogler

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

Plot: 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.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/24/2019

Certainly a topical film with the recent string of allegations of police brutality, and even more so a powerful one.

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sapien - wrote on 01/31/2014

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.

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MikePA - wrote on 12/17/2013

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

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Sozialer Realismus - wrote on 03/25/2016

Fruitvale Station wirft einen Blick auf die sich immer weiter aufspaltende amerikanische Gesellschaft. Unbestreitbar zeigt dieser Film ein Stück Realität und das hat die Wirkung einer Fabel, ja fast eines Lehrstücks. Oscar Grant (der phantastische Michael B. Jordan!) existierte tatsächlich: Ein 22 jähriger Mann, dessen Tod wir gleich am Anfang des Films erleben: Phone Footage an einem Bahnsteig der New Yorker U-Bahn. Polizisten schlagen auf Oscar und seine Freunde ein. Der Schuss eines Gewehrs tötet schliesslich Oscar. Der Rest des Films zeigt, was Oscar zuvor an diesem Tag machte, bevor er am Silvesterabend 2009 erschossen wurde. Wohlbemerkt, es handelt sich hier um einen Menschen mit Träumen und Gefühlen, der eine Tochter hatte und dessen Tod ein riesiges Vakuum hinterliess …

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A Day in the Life

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/06/2014

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.

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