Drama - This serious and fairly dark drama
is a big dramatic showcase for
stars Andrew Garfield and Michael
Shannon. Laura Dern's role is
fairly small. Constant language,
some drug use, and mature subject
matter in general make this film not
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good "99 Homes" is a ferocious excavation of the meaning of home, the desperation attached to real estate, the pride of ownership and the stability of belonging. The pace never lets up. Once a person slips below the mainstream, it is nearly impossible to gain a foothold again.
NY PostFull Review Average There might be a great movie to be made out of the financial crisis, but "99 Homes,” which is like being shouted at by a man with bad breath while he grips your collar with both hands, isn't it.
Rolling StoneFull Review Above Average Before it goes off the rails in the final stretch, 99 Homes is a riveting rabble-rouser that thinks it can make a difference. In these days when Hollywood typically dulls our wits, Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes has a fire in its belly. It's spoiling to be heard.
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The mounting tension begins as Rick Carver (Shannon), self-made Florida real
magnate who makes a killing repossessing homes, evicts unemployed single dad
(Garfield) -- before Nash can even put up a fair fight against a bank that has
cheated him. A
shell-shocked Nash intends to stop at nothing to get his family's lifelong home
back, and protect
his mother (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and son (newcomer Noah Lomax)
fallout. Pushed to the brink, he is lured by the charismatic Carver - the very
man who seized his
dreams, a man who knows how to work the very system that has ruined Nash - to
lucrative, law-skirting world of gaming the banks, the government and ordinary
people to make a
mint from foreclosures. The hope of regaining his life seduces Nash to makes a
deal with the
devil and to hide it from his family. But as his mission grows more brutal and
and as the cash rolls in, Nash comes to the realization that Carver's world of
easy riches comes at
a price he's no longer willing to pay.