The Girl Is In Trouble
The Girl Is In Trouble (2015)

A failed Lower East Side DJ struggling to keep his life together becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing drug dealer, and the scion of a powerful investment firm. (C) eOne

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 3, 2015
DVD Release Date: May 11, 2015
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Brian Tallerico

Onah doesn't quite stick the landing narratively, although he has such filmmaking energy that his work here merits comparison to that of the film's executive producer, Spike Lee.

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Sheila O'Malley
The Dissolve

Though the film gets more banal as it reaches its climax-most viewers will have seen it all before-Onah creates refreshing space around these familiar stories and themes.

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Brent Simon
Paste Magazine

A well-executed crime drama that, on a narrative level, finds itself too bogged down in the familiar to achieve genuine lift-off -- let alone anything memorable.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Onah - whose movie began life as his thesis project at New York University - seems more keen on showing how the tensions of immigration and gentrification have shaped the Lower East Side than on fashioning a credible thriller.

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Keith Uhlich
AV Club

The story has plenty of possibilities, though Onah rarely manages to put his own stamp on things.

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Wilson Morales

Columbus Short and Alicja Bachleda are actually fun to watch in this lighthearted femme fatale wannabe film noir.

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Ben Kenigsberg

A textbook noir premise gets an overamped and undercompelling treatment ...

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

Ultimately, it's not so much the story - centered around a coke-fueled murder - that compels as Onah's familiarity with his setting. He's got a great feel for the vibrancy of downtown and the diversity of its population.

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Kam Williams
Baret News

This predictable whodunit proves a tad too transparent.

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