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Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Golden Globe-nominee Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) star in this heartfelt indie about Jorge, a shy dishwasher at a Queens diner. Jorge has eyes for new waitress Amy, but bad-boy coworker Jerry (Paul) vies for her affections. Jorge’s last chance to win Amy over is a grand gesture that may save not only a customer’s life, but his own as well.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 34
- Fresh: 17
- Rotten: 17
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Choking Man is harsh and intermittently affecting but oppressively contrived and mostly pointless.
Rotten: Choking Man mainly falters in its inability to reconcile the darker psychological elements of Jorge's mind and all that they portend.
Fresh: I can think of no earthly reason why this well-made and thoroughly charming New York indie drama from writer-director Steve Barron has been languishing in limbo for two years.
Fresh: In this case, what looks like an ambitious film-school project, complete with heavy-handed sincerity, experimental camera style, and an overplayed central metaphor, becomes gently lyrical and melancholy.