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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Sam Fleischner

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About the Movie

In this intense, immersive journey, a young boy finds himself lost in the lively, dangerous world of the New York City subway, while his mother fiercely searches for him above ground in a race against the clock as Hurricane Sandy nears.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 30
  • Fresh: 27
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 8.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors," a small miracle of a film, captures the grass-roots swirl of New York City with an extraordinary sensory attuning to urban life. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, May 22, 2014

Fresh: Terrifically conceived and executed. – Ronnie Scheib, Variety, Apr 23, 2014

Fresh: Action takes a backseat to local color in well-acted drama. – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Apr 23, 2014

Fresh: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors becomes dedicated to showing us everything millions of people glance at each day but don't actually regard. – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, May 20, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Imitation of Life…

People allow themselves to get too busy too blind too focused on themselves often scared to get involved/report things timely - to tuely see a lost lamb out of place.

Real, slice-a life film about NYC!

The kid can be annoying in his child-like behavior, but this film is worth watching if you want the real New York City & its subway life. Get outta Manhattan & see this movie! Grade: A

Magical & Scary Adventure

As dark as this move sometimes becomes, there is this magically gift that always seems to shine. There is a magic viewpoint of an acute and highly intelligent "world" in which Ricky must attempt to navigate as he becomes lost in actual reality which is seemingly outside of his won scope.

There is something truly revelatory when the viewer realizes that Ricky's "limited" world is not as skewed from reality. That is to say, he may not always be able to understand or communicate, but he does navigate.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2014

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