New York Times - 11/20/2009
"Mr. DeMonaco adroitly weaves violence, absurdity and sentiment, even an environmental consciousness, into a modest, appealing fable."
Los Angeles Times - 11/20/2009
"STATEN ISLAND wrings a few suspenseful and comic pleasures out of a time-bending format that has served the likes of Quentin Tarantino..."
Ethan Hawke reteams with his ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 screenwriter James DeMonaco for the latter's directing debut with this independent drama focusing on three New Yorkers (Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Seymour Cassel) whose lives intersect in the shadow of the Big Apple. Luc Besson co-produces the Europa Corp picture.