Rubble Kings

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Rubble Kings
A film poster for the film Rubble Kings
Theatrical poster
Directed byShan Nicholson
Produced byMichael Aguilar
Dito Montiel
Jim Carrey
Shan Nicholson
Ben Velez
Cristina Esteras
Music byTorbitt Schwartz
CinematographyDan Ribaudo
Shlomo Godder
Distributed bySaboteur Digital
Release date
  • June 19, 2015 (2015-06-19)
Running time
  • 68 minutes
CountryUnited States

Rubble Kings is a 2015 documentary film directed by Shan Nicholson that depicts gang violence in The Bronx in the 1970s, specifically the events leading up to and following the Hoe Avenue peace meeting.

The film premiered at the DOC NYC film festival in New York City on November 16, 2014.[1]

One of the film's producers, actor Jim Carrey, stated the following during a Q&A session after the film's premiere:

The first time I saw the footage, I was completely blown away by this incredible thing that had happened, that no one knows about. A great movement towards peace, about really courageous people overcoming seemingly impossible odds and rising to love. Although I didn't grow up in that situation, I can understand that idea, and I think it's important that we all reach outside our own realms of experience and try to understand what people are going through and the things they have to overcome. It was really something I wanted to get involved with and support in any way I can.[2]


On the film review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 71% rating based on 14 reviews.[3]

Metacritic gave the film a 62 out of 100 based on a normalized rating of 11 reviews, indicating "Generally favorable reviews."[4]

Daniel M. Gold of The New York Times described the film as "a fascinating, valuable work of social, music and New York history, a celebration of a peaceful revolution by those who helped birth it."[5]


  1. ^ "DOC NYC: "Rubble Kings" Premiere". DOC NYC. DOC NYC. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Q&A Following Premiere of 'Rubble Kings' at DOC NYC 2014". Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes: "Rubble Kings"". Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Rubble Kings (2015): Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Gold, Daniel. "Review: 'Rubble Kings' Recounts a Death That Led to a Gang Truce and Changed the Bronx". New York Times. Retrieved June 4, 2017.

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