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Fruitvale Station

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Fruitvale Station
Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Based on a true story.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE F
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer

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Nov 03, 2014
  • duane767 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Well acted but incredibly tragic. Worth a watch. The tension mounts as you know how the story ends. The heartbreak in the aftermath is heartrending.

Sep 10, 2014
  • JMGP rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Such a powerfully compelling movie. What a tragic story! Worth watching as it encourages the viewer to see all perspectives of a situation.

Aug 14, 2014
  • Atticus14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an incredible film that is unfortunately true. Don't want to get too into it and ruin it for others but it's sick that this is allowed to happen and continues to happen in our country. I actually watched this movie twice. From what I've read, this movie got screwed out of being nominated for the mainstream awards. It easily could've been a dramatization of the year nominee.

Aug 09, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The performances (especially from Michael B. Jordan) are great in this slick,but hideous drama about pure RACISM period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 20, 2014
  • alaquiox rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A true story - with a sad realistic ending.....when will the injustice stop?

Jun 28, 2014
  • ms_mustard rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

compelling story of the shocking shooting of Oscar Grant. very good special features. I used the English subtitles for the hearing impaired to help understand the dialogue.

Jun 27, 2014
  • slarsen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really loved this movie. I can't say any more than the other raters, it was just pure, and honest and I learned, which is always a bonus!

Jun 15, 2014
  • kozakd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is well acted and well written. It is a good reminder of how things can get out of control and everything can change in a split second. An 11 month jail term for his executioner is not justice.

May 15, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Emotional movie. Michael B. Jordan is a good actor.

May 14, 2014
  • FER385 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

@britprincess1, it wasn't an "untimely death of Oscar Grant"...It was the MURDER/EXECUTION of Oscar Grant" by BART transit cops. This film was so emotional and made me so sad and angry, I thought I would only watch it one time. But I ended up going back a couple of nights later, to look at the end credits, to see who the "Stray Dog" was, and who was his animal trainer, because the dog was such an amazing actor, I had to remind myself that he wasn't REALLY stray or hit by a car! Looking at the end credits, I ended up watching the entire movie, and the second viewing was EVEN MORE powerful, really made me cry, because that second viewing, I watched it from a different angle: I kept it in my mind that THIS IS THE STORY OF THE LAST DAY OF OSCAR GRANTS LIFE, and when he leaves the party, IT'S THE LAST TIME HE IS HUGGING HIS MOTHER, and when he leaves his daughter at the sleepover, THOSE ARE THEIR LAST WORDS. And the fact that the cop was charged with First Degree Murder, but the jury only found him guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter, and he was sentenced to TWO YEARS, and was released from prison after 11 MONTHS...I just don't understand how the loved ones of Oscar Grant (and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and others innocent victims of the "crime" of being a young black man) can LIVE WITH THAT INJUSTICE! 'Fruitvale Station' is such an important film, because these MURDERS...These EXECUTIONS must end! And they must NEVER be forgotten by this society.

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