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The story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a professional basketball arena and the densest real estate development in U.S. history.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 18
- Fresh: 14
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This film should be discouraging and dismaying for people on all sides of the project, for what it says about oversize expectations and missed opportunities.
Rotten: A battle ordinarily requires two sides, yet this earnest, ungracefully reconstructed saga posits that opposition to the building of the New Jersey Nets' future home took place in a virtual vacuum, and that the fix was in from the start.
Fresh: Although not exactly even-handed, the movie proves a deft look at a reluctant crusader and how financial sway and political override can so effectively trump the power of the average citizen.
Fresh: Spins a compelling tale about the value of individual and collective resistance, even as it makes clear where power in our society really resides.
Must see film on gentrification
This is a must see film for the real story behind the arena in Brooklyn, and how gentrification gets forced on a real community. Has gotten rave reviews and the film is great.
The Atlantic yards project spurred a lot of controversy in NYC ..for a long time. As an outsider, trying to figure out who's telling the truth, and who has the communities' best interest– things were terribly confusing. This film isn't just about David & Goliath. It's a portrait of when a society undermines its principles and how powerful people manipulate others so they can get what they want.