Federal Hill (1995)

federal hillBy Scott Goldfine

First-time filmmaker Michael Corrente revisits the New York neighborhood of his youth in this low-budget drama about five hoodlum pals. At the heart of the film is an ill-fated romance between a drug dealer (Anthony De Sando) and an Ivy-League girl and the struggled of a thief (Nicholas Turturro) dealing with his inconsolably depressed father.

It’s effective, but nothing that hasn’t been done better. Rated R.

GRADE: B-

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