99 Homes

99 Homes

99 Homes

Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon lead this charged, Venice Film Festival-winning drama. After being evicted from their home, a family's father - desperate for cash - becomes the reluctant employee of the ruthless real estate broker who kicked them out. Co-stars Laura Dern.

Dennis Nash (Garfield) is caught from both sides by a property slump - a construction worker by trade, he can't find work, plus the bank has foreclosed on his family home, and they're turfed out. Suddenly on the streets with no assets or income, a chance meeting sees Nash literally shoveling crap for ruthless real estate operator Rick Carver (Shannon). Seeing something in Nash, Carver puts him to work, introducing him to the shady games played in the aftermath of a burst property bubble. There's money to be made, but there are also lives to be destroyed...

SIGNIS Award - Honorable Mention and Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award winner at Venice Film Festival 2014
2014Rating: M, Coarse language and mature themes112 minsUSA
Drama

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

Ramin Bahrani’s gripping 99 Homes is driven by powerhouse performances by two very different actors in the form of Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield. Both turn in efforts that rank with the best in their careers (OK, that’s more of a compliment to Shannon, really), relishing in the ambiguity and spontaneity that Bahrani’s film is bathed in. Powerful drama, edge-of-the-seat thriller, perhaps even a horror to many mortgage holders, 99 Homes serves up the scariest, most watchable film about real estate since Beetlejuice.

4.0

Compelling story, great acting

This is a story I imagine that would hit home (pun intended) to a lot of people in America. I found the pacing of the movie great and great performances all around, Michael Shannon and Andy Garfield especially. The backdrop of sunny and nice Florida was a nice juxtaposition to all the terrible things happening to seemingly good people. Only had a few...

4.0

1% doesn't live like this

A 1% vs. 99% story. Sadly the 1% doesn't live the life like in the film.

3.0

Sad reality

Emotional and raw. Thought provoking, helps you appreciate what you have!

Throught provoking...

An excellent movie, not one to go see if you want something uplifting. But if you like a good drama which challenges you, then this is well worth a look. Superbly written and acted.

5.0

Very well acted and thought provoking. Slow paced but riveting all the same. Makes you question who the "villain" of the story really is.

4.0

A disturbingly realistic insight into the foreclosure system in America.

One in 250 homes in America will be foreclosed on, and in in some courts a judge may decide on over 800 foreclosure judgements in one day. This movie provides compelling & thought provoking viewing. Ramin Bahrani’s depiction of the process and the "keys for cash" scheme is right on the button. The suspense comes from wondering at what point in the movie...

4.0

A nailbiter

Chilling and compelling. A tough watch, but well worth it. Shannon is pure evil. I think a lot of people will connect with this.

4.0

An unflinching journey into the shady dealings during foreclosure and subsequent eviction proceedings, that's often a difficult watch. Andrew Garfield does a fine job as a single father, evicted from his family home only to end up working for the very man responsible for kicking him out - played with dangerous charisma by ridiculously prolific character...

4.0

Bleak AF

never felt so anxious, but in a good way. Amazing actors, great film work, gripping till the end

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

This dynamically acted, unapologetically contrived pic reps the filmmaker's best chance to date of connecting with a wider audience...

Time Out

Time Out

press

The credit crunch fuels another fascinating drama, this time starring Andrew Garfield as a victim who becomes a real-estate predator.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is a tough, muscular, idealistic drama that packs a mighty punch, and Shannon and Garfield are excellent.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A powerful and provocative slice of cinema.

SBS

SBS

press

Well-constructed, courageous and savvy.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An urgent work, the burning anger of which will viscerally connect with many viewers...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A compelling drama with an impressive turn from Garfield as well as Shannon and Dern as Garfield’s concerned mother.

4.0
Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

Ramin Bahrani’s gripping 99 Homes is driven by powerhouse performances by two very different actors in the form of Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield. Both turn in efforts that rank with the best in their careers (OK, that’s more of a compliment to Shannon, really), relishing in the ambiguity and spontaneity that Bahrani’s film is bathed in. Powerful drama, edge-of-the-seat thriller, perhaps even a horror to many mortgage holders, 99 Homes serves up the scariest, most watchable film about real estate since Beetlejuice.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

This dynamically acted, unapologetically contrived pic reps the filmmaker's best chance to date of connecting with a wider audience...

Time Out

Time Out

press

The credit crunch fuels another fascinating drama, this time starring Andrew Garfield as a victim who becomes a real-estate predator.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is a tough, muscular, idealistic drama that packs a mighty punch, and Shannon and Garfield are excellent.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A powerful and provocative slice of cinema.

SBS

SBS

press

Well-constructed, courageous and savvy.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An urgent work, the burning anger of which will viscerally connect with many viewers...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A compelling drama with an impressive turn from Garfield as well as Shannon and Dern as Garfield’s concerned mother.

4.0

Compelling story, great acting

This is a story I imagine that would hit home (pun intended) to a lot of people in America. I found the pacing of the movie great and great performances all around, Michael Shannon and Andy Garfield especially. The backdrop of sunny and nice Florida was a nice juxtaposition to all the terrible things happening to seemingly good people. Only had a few...

4.0

1% doesn't live like this

A 1% vs. 99% story. Sadly the 1% doesn't live the life like in the film.

3.0

Sad reality

Emotional and raw. Thought provoking, helps you appreciate what you have!

Throught provoking...

An excellent movie, not one to go see if you want something uplifting. But if you like a good drama which challenges you, then this is well worth a look. Superbly written and acted.

5.0

Very well acted and thought provoking. Slow paced but riveting all the same. Makes you question who the "villain" of the story really is.

4.0

A disturbingly realistic insight into the foreclosure system in America.

One in 250 homes in America will be foreclosed on, and in in some courts a judge may decide on over 800 foreclosure judgements in one day. This movie provides compelling & thought provoking viewing. Ramin Bahrani’s depiction of the process and the "keys for cash" scheme is right on the button. The suspense comes from wondering at what point in the movie...

4.0

A nailbiter

Chilling and compelling. A tough watch, but well worth it. Shannon is pure evil. I think a lot of people will connect with this.

4.0

An unflinching journey into the shady dealings during foreclosure and subsequent eviction proceedings, that's often a difficult watch. Andrew Garfield does a fine job as a single father, evicted from his family home only to end up working for the very man responsible for kicking him out - played with dangerous charisma by ridiculously prolific character...

4.0

Bleak AF

never felt so anxious, but in a good way. Amazing actors, great film work, gripping till the end

5.0