Canal Street

 (2,971)4.61 h 42 min201916+
After being arrested for the murder of a white classmate, a young black man's father fights in court for his son's vindication. Viewer Discretion Advised. TV-14
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Rhyan LaMarr
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Lance ReddickMekhi PhiferMykelti Williamson
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SuspenseDrama
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English [CC]
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English
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4.4 out of 5 stars

2971 global ratings

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  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars

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Hensa9Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsThis movie IS based on a true story...
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When I first began to watch this movie, I anticipated the intro statement to read: " Based on a true story." Throughout the movie, various TV and Radio Show hosts discuss Kholi Styles' (the defendant) case. It all seems so real. The end credits, however, indicate this movie as being entirely fictitious. The truth, however, is that this IS a true story. A true story that has unfortunately been a part of our history, and is very active in our present time.

In this movie, one radio show host asked, " What is it with America and race?" Good question, although I'd narrow that down to the United States only. As a world traveler, I know of no other country that is as racist as the U.S. is. This coming from a predominantly Christian nation. Where did we go wrong?
Excellent movie in portraying the truths of racism and the injustice that comes with it. However, there IS mercy, forgiveness, and grace.
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Margaret OpineReviewed in the United States on November 29, 2019
3.0 out of 5 starsTHIS WOULD BE A 5-STAR MOVIE EXCEPT FOR THE SCRIPT....
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i FELT THIS WAS ''FIVE STAR''' UNTIL ABOUT HALF-WAY OR SO WHEN AMATEURISH SCENES BEGAN TO SHOW UP. I THINK '''RELIGION'' WAS OVER-DONE. I THINK WHAT THE FATHER DID IN COURT AS THE '''DEFENSE'' ATTORNEY WAS ABSOLUTELY OUT OF CONTEXT, RIDICULOUS AND UNREAL. THE MOVIE DOES DRAG...
*BUT ALL AND ALL THE SET UP....SHOWING THE MURDER FIRST THEN SHOWING THE WITNESS DID NOT REPORT RIGHT AWAY WHAT HE SAW AND THEN TO SHOW THE MURDER. WHAT I'M SAYING IS THE ORDER OF THE HAPPENINGS SAVED THE AWKWARDNESS OF THE SCRIPT ....SEEMINGLY.
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EbonyC.Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars$2.99 and 90 minutes of my life I Cannot Get Back (smh)
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This movie fails on so many levels that I do not understand that it was given a 5-star rating. The storyline had potential, but it fell apart with the jacked-up plot. The dialogue made no sense. The acting was mediocre, but I attribute that to the bad script because the movie has decent actors in it. The unnecessary music track throughout the movie is ridiculous and then to top it off, they used the wrong type of music for the wrong scenes. The overuse of actual clips from media outlets like Ricky Smiley, The Breakfast Club, and so forth, gave the movie a very pretentious edge. Also, the editing is awful and may have been what sunk this movie for me... The scenes just did not tie together and there seem like there was a lot of unanswered questions. For instance, when the black kid was elbowed in the mouth (on pupose) by the white kid who ended up dying later in the movie. Production FAILED to explain to the audience how they moved past that and became friends. In one scene he is poped in teh mouth and then in the next two scenes they are friends and he is taking him home. It's just stupid and a stupid atempt at trying to be a thrilla and leave the audience wondering if the black kid coulld have murdered him.

Please save yourself the time and the dime and pass on this ridiculousness.
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V. S. 3Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsAnd the actors were proud to be part of this movie. SMH
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When the movie began, It seemed as though I was about to watch a documentary of a true event, with all of the radio folk talking about it and saying things that they did not know anything about. The movie is a "bust". All of the events surrounding the death of the boy were so messed up, the movie never reached the flow that it needed.
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NICKIWILLIAMSReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsCanal Street
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THE MOVIE LOVE IT. Bryshere Gray aka Yazzthegreatest is an good actor an the whole cast was good. The movie touch a lot of things that gose on in the enter city an out. Stereo typing how are
Society need to wake up an start specking up for things happen in are community. Kole was convite of a crime he did not do. An put this minder on him at the end he was not the killer if any think he was only helping a person who got shot. Am glad at the end things work out an he was able go back to school. I Give BRYSHERE GRAY 5 Stars an the cast because they brought this movie to life.
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E. JohnsonReviewed in the United States on November 23, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat message
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Great unkown film. I love seeing my old neighborhood and my alumi
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsBetter Than I thought!
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The trailer was really good, so I watched it. This movie was really better than I thought. The cast was amazing, some scenes you knew what may happen, but it fools you into something totally different. I totally enjoyed it.
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D. G. WinterReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2021
1.0 out of 5 starsChristian Summer Camp Film
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The acting is excellent and the camera work and production are top-notch but this movie is heavy on Christianity. This is fine with me but just put in that in the description of the film. It seems to me this film was made to be shown at a church or church gathering.
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