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  • Summary: Set in the melting pot of Brooklyn, New York, worlds collide, cultures clash, and sparks fly in this music-driven love story between a charismatic Rasta rapper and a young Jewish beauty. (Off Line Entertainment)
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    40
    A case of means exceeded by ambition.
  2. 40
    Only Sol and Sara even approach being real characters; the supporting players, Black and Jewish alike, are shrill stereotypes.
  3. 38
    The acting is, at best, serviceable; the sound track is too often unintelligible; the direction is often over the top; and the script relies heavily on stereotypes.
  4. 30
    The film dissolves into a series of diminishing anticlimaxes, ending on a note of portentous ambiguity. To the last, Mr. Levin maintains his uneasy balance of reportage and melodrama.
  5. 20
    Levin's Brooklyn Babylon, set during a hot summer in Crown Heights, is an ethnic-strife tract as thuddingly didactic as his previous "Whiteboys."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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