Film Review: 99 Homes

DIRECTOR: Ramin Bahrani STARRING: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Clancy Brown, Tim Guinee, J.D. Evermore, Nicole Barré, Wayne Pére, Cullen Moss, Juan Gaspard, Yvonne Landry, Noah Lomax USA 2015


Set in the general backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe in the US, 99 Homes is a painful and devastating blend of documentary and filmmaking about the urgency, apathy and complacency of everyone of us regarding this ruthless lack of social responsibility. With powerful performances from Michael Shannon, the ruthless businessman Rick Carver making a killing by repossessing homes, and Andrew Garfield as Dennis Nash, an evicted and single father trying to care for his mother (Laura Dern), 99 Homes is a brutal and honest take that goes deep into the heart of America’s housing crisis. Survival and despair go deeper into the morality of these actions and raises some very important questions.

Words by Fausto Casais
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