This was highly recommended by a couple of people and has fantastic customer reviews. On the one hand, it's not bad for an indie movie, but, overall, it was kind of weak. It's one of those movies that starts out trying to be funny and ends on a serious note. In great cinema, it works, but for me, it wasn't that funny and I was more irritated with the ending than moved. It may have accidentally been a good undercurrent for the film, though. In real life, street life is cool and funny until something serious happens and the audience is suppose to cry. Maybe if the characters in this story had the sense to take life seriously from the beginning, the bad things wouldn't have happened. It didn't seem like the filmmakers were going for that subtext, and if they were, they didn't make the point strongly enough . They tried to make the police shooting look shocking and horrifying, but the thugs had no problem beating people senseless or to death making them just as bad as the cops, or worse, because they were so self-righteous. At least the police were trying to suppress crime, while they were contributing to it or making light of it. Those characters needed to take a longer look at themselves before blaming anyone else for what happens. I would rather have rented this, but unfortunately, the only option was to buy. Maybe someday, I'll watch it again. Then again, I'm always happy to support indie filmmakers even if I'm not crazy about the material.