'A relationship drama wrapped in a city symphony, “Nobody Walks in L.A.” is a glossy, intoxicating advertisement for the City of Angels. We should probably keep this one under wraps to keep our rents from going even higher.'
'The films dialogue is realistic rather than witty... it's there to be observed, like the city, in its beauty and ugliness. This is an interesting approach for a first feature and leaves one wondering where Shapiro will go next.'
In a way Shapiro has made a modern movie about the flâneur, a 17th century philosophical figure... someone who explores the city on foot, musing on the mores of the time. By letting his characters walk, and talk, stop and sit on park benches, lean against a wall watching a transient make mischief or millennials flirt wantonly on back porches, Nobody Walks in L.A. shows us a side of L.A. that nobody has really seen—until now.