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The Land (2016)

R | | Drama | 4 August 2016 (USA)
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Four teenage boys devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, by pursuing a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local ... See full summary »

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Steven Caple Jr.
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Cisco
Moises Arias ... Junior
Rafi Gavron ... Patty Cake
Ezri Walker Ezri Walker ... Boobie
Machine Gun Kelly ... Slick
Robert Hunter ... Elliot
Melvin Gregg ... Brent
Christopher Amitrano ... Hassan
Nadia Simms Nadia Simms ... Stacey
Ashleigh Morghan ... Janice
Ryan Mulkay ... Harry
Tom Kondilas ... Henry Bush Tits
Davis Aguila ... Gangsta Type
Deanna Sherman ... Registrar
Andy Tarr Andy Tarr ... Deli Customer
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Four teenage boys devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, by pursuing a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local queenpin, their motley brotherhood is tested, threatening to make this summer their last.

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On the street your dreams will cost you. See more »

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Drama

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Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and brief nudity
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Земля обетованная See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,958, 29 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,958, 29 July 2016
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Colson Baker, known as to many as "Machine Gun Kelly" lives in Cleveland and often references it in his songs. See more »

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A rather bleak experience
8 August 2016 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

There isn't a lot of fun to be had in 'The Land'. It's a very bleak film with quite a depressing view on life. There's one character intended to be the comic relief, but even he comes across quite miserable in most scenes. It's a film that takes itself very seriously. At times this is its biggest strength, and at other times it's its biggest weakness.

'The Land' doesn't have a single likable character. The bad guys are bad and the good guys are bad (just slightly less so). We're meant to root for the four main kids, but you'd have to have some very bizarre morals to want to do that. This is the film's biggest downfall. It's fine if a film is grim because of its story, but when it's dreary purely because of its characters, that's a flaw.

It's a little slow getting going, but things do pick up as it goes along. The acting is actually quite impressive from most of the cast. Linda Emond, with limited screen time, really impressed me. She was the most captivating of all the cast and never made the mistake of overacting. Altogether though, there's not a whole lot to see here. I'd call it watchable, without having enough substance to make it anything more than that.


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