Mini Review - Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station (out Nov 7) won both the critics and audience prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It chronicles 24 hours in the life of Oscar Grant (played by Michael B. Jordan) – a 22-year-old ex-con living in California. The early scenes are too manipulative, too formulaic but the film still manages to deliver a gripping, emotional finale. Grade: B.