The Public (review)

The Public (review)
The Public (review)
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This film didn’t play many cities but has turned up on Peacock. Emilio Estevez wrote, directed and stars as a librarian who’s faced with the daily influx of homeless in the facility. When it gets particularly cold, a group of them decides to stay, which creates the crux of the conflict. Estevez has enlisted a strong cast (including Alex Baldwin, Jeffrey Wright and Christian Slater) and kept the events interesting. The issues behind the marginalized  get their full expression and there are a few personal interactions to add some depth. It’s never gripping, sometimes unrealistic and occasionally frustrating (that reporter played by Gabrielle Union is one example), but the film ranks a bit above political discourse.


3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)


On various streaming services including Netflix, Amazon and YouTube


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