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ATL (2006)

ATL

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

March 31, 2006

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

105 min.

Studio

Warner Bros.

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Chris Robinson

Producer

Dallas Austin, Jody Gerson, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

Screenwriter

Tina Gordon Chism

Starring

Story


"ATL" tells the story of four teens coming of age in a working class Atlanta neighborhood where hip-hop music and roller skating rule. As the group prepares for life after high school, challenges on and off the rink bring about turning points in each of their lives. The film is loosely based on Dallas Austin and Tionne Watkins' experiences growing up in Atlanta and hanging out at a local skating rink called Jellybeans.

Pictures (6 photos)


The Southside Boys, [L-R] JASON WEAVER as Teddy, ALBERT DANIELS as Brooklyn, TIP "T.I." HARRIS as Rashad, and JACKIE LONG as "Esquire" appear in ATL.
EVAN ROSS portrays Anton "Ant" Swann and TIP "T.I." HARRIS portrays Rashad Swann in Warner Bros. Pictures' music-driven coming of age story, ATL..

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..an engaging experience..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..entertaining, but not smart..”
by Allison Benedikt [Chicago Tribune]
“..While the film has a lot of stylistic flourishes, it has nothing that one could call style..”
by John Anderson [Newsday]