Atom User Reviews for The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Visually beautiful wrapped in nostalgia and melancholy
Leaves you with a sense of loss
I really enjoyed how well-thought-out the story line was.
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Well casted and well shot
Breathtaking, insightful wonderfully written and excellently executed.
Cast good. Confusing story for me. Fell asleep a couple of times at 100pm and I don't work nights. perhaps that's why confused.
Mostly, though, The Last Black Man in San Francisco — which is what Jimmie sometimes feels like in the gentrifying city of his birth — glides from moment to meaningful moment with cumulative power and singular grace.
San Francisco may be waging war against its most vulnerable residents, but if you can enjoy its beauty, as Jimmie and Montgomery do for a magical few days, its unique picturesqueness makes it easy to love.
All the dramatic components have not only been well thought out by Talbot and co-writer Rob Richert, but they’re adorned, for the most part, by a sense of reality that keeps pretentiousness at bay. To be sure, this is a highly calculated and worked-out story, but the humor and lively playing of the entire cast keeps the film aloft across its two hours.