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The Price

A young Nigerian-American financier struggles with love, family, and a prescription drug dependency as his ambitions steer him down a criminal path.
Keywords:  #Aml Ameen #Anthony Onah #Lucy Griffiths #Peter Vack #The Price
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RogerEbert.com
November 10, 2017
Writer-director Onah, himself a Nigerian-born artist, understands Seyi through and through. His storytelling is simple but brisk and coherent.
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Shadow and Act
March 14, 2017
Despite all of Seyi's shortcomings, Dara Ju kept me riveted because I recognized myself in him.
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Film Threat
November 21, 2017
The Price is best when it lets the characters breathe and exist in space, often with little to no dialogue... Sadly, there's a rhetorical hammer to be swung in The Price, and at times Onah doesn't pull back enough.
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Variety
November 10, 2017
But the complex overall themes here are dealt with in such abrupt fashion that their treatment ultimately feels superficial. Still, you can hardly indict Onah for trying to make complex themes briskly palatable.
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Eye for Film
April 08, 2017
The large amount of plot poses two problems for the fledgling director, in that it's hard to fit all the character and story development into the 90-minute runtime and, as the film progresses, he also finds it difficult to decide where his focus lies.
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RogerEbert.com
March 15, 2017
Dara Ju doesn't feel groundbreaking, but it feels lived-in and genuine.
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Film Threat
April 21, 2017
Hopefully this film will be successful and we'll see a more solid sophomore film, but as a debut film Onah should be commended.
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L.A. Weekly
November 09, 2017
... the interaction of the film's many tensions nonetheless brings it to complex life.
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Los Angeles Times
November 09, 2017
Just as ambition eclipses the protagonist's judgment, the movie loses its way in an excess of generic story strands.
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Austin Chronicle
March 14, 2017
Overall Dara Ju still delivers on its promise of sharing a piece of the immigrant experience that needs to be told, but much like the film's ambitious protagonist, it loses track of some of the details along the way.
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Cinemalogue.com
November 17, 2017
Ameen's performance is heartfelt, yet the film needs more polished insight.
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
November 21, 2017
Sure, it's an ages-old dilemma and there are moments that feel very much like a first film. But the strong lead performance by Aml Ameen ("Sense8") lends shading and depth to Onah's story.
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