Essayist executive Steven Caple Jr. puts a quartet of Cleveland youngsters stuck between a rock and a hard place when they utilize a stolen drug stash to back their skateboarding desires.
In case you’re going to make a motion picture about poor internal city adolescents drawn by the risky bait of the medication exchange, it’s not an extraordinary thought to cast Michael Kenneth Williams unless you can withstand correlation with The Wire, on which he played incomparable stickup-meister Omar. The fourth and best period of that landmark police procedural arrangement analyzed the crossing point between Baltimore’s mean roads and its educational system with inimitable multifaceted nature, dull cleverness and emotion. Clearly, a 97-minute element doesn’t have the degree for layered character and plot improvement that longform TV narrating manages. Indeed, even in this way, it’s difficult to view The Land as anything besides smooth and fake.