ATLAs four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.Keywords:
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Directors of "ATL"Chris Robinson
Creators of "ATL"Tina Gordon ChismAntwone FisherBirthdate: 3 August 1959, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Critic Reviews of "ATL"Ebert & RoeperApril 03, 2006
Too predictable.Toronto StarMarch 31, 2006
It's something akin to the earlier films of Spike Lee -- She's Gotta Have It and Crooklyn come to mind -- in that the characters are cherished for their human qualities, not for how well they swagger onto the screen.VarietyMarch 31, 2006
Warner Bros.' low-budget stab at capturing an urban niche audience is higher on stylistic dazzle than originality or coherence, making it an unlikely candidate to bust out of the box office ghetto.Seattle TimesMarch 31, 2006
For a run-of-the-mill hip-hop drama, ATL has some engaging hooks that set it apart from the predictable formula of urban youth struggling to steer clear of crime and pull themselves up to a better life.San Francisco ChronicleMarch 31, 2006
The film's special appeal is that while the boys are poor and black, their stories transcend race and socio-economic matters.Philadelphia InquirerMarch 31, 2006
Making his feature-film debut, music-video director Chris Robinson expertly choreographs the skating sequences, which are exhilarating fun.ColeSmithey.comApril 20, 2009
Amateur camera work and conspicuous plotting reduce the film's regional sensibilities to sleep-inducing pap.AALBC.comFebruary 20, 2007
A tip of the cap to Tip Harris and Lauren London for it is their chemistry and charm which allows one to believe in their tenderhearted romance in an atmosphere where women are regarded as objects and affectionately called 'bitches' and 'hos.'DVD ClinicJuly 25, 2006
A well-meaning and good-hearted urban melodrama -- that doesn't really seem to have anything new to say.Movie MetropolisJuly 20, 2006
I liked ATL for its music and for its all-around good intentions and general amiability. But....Denton Record-ChronicleJune 12, 2006
A contradictory approach ultimately muddles the film despite some heartfelt and evocative moments about youngsters growing up on the streets of Atlanta.eFilmCritic.comJune 03, 2006
The film that proves that all life's problems can be solved with a montage.
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