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  • Summary: GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up! examines the interplay between Pimps and Ho's and how that dynamic is the simplest expression of how power is wielded in the world. The film utilizes documentary footage, animation, satire and dramatization to illustrate examples culled from the Hood to Wall Street - be the players real-life pimps or corporate executives repeating the same power dynamics. The film includes interviews with notable entertainers and thinkers, such as Dr. Cornel West, Ice-T, KRS-One, Too Short, John Perkins, Cynthia McKinney, William H. Arntz (co-director) and Norman Lear. It also includes a contingent of street characters, with names such as Filmore Slim, Hook da Crook, Mac Breed and Lo Da Show. [LBI] Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Oct 20, 2010
    88
    From the street corner to the boardroom to the White House, the same paradigms are in play, Brown argues.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Cogshell
    Oct 20, 2010
    60
    If this film is nothing else (and it may be nothing else) it's funny and (ironically) fundamentally true. What certainly isn't true is what it purports to be, which is a legitimate course of study that analyzes the historic, international, socio-cultural, economic and psychological relationships between individuals, governments and corporations through the prism of physics and what has been loosely called metaphysics.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Oct 20, 2010
    50
    Like "What the Bleep," this movie is a bit of a hodgepodge, blending an interview-driven documentary with a less remarkable story-based drama.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Oct 20, 2010
    50
    Very much a lesson, and a repetitive and uneven one at that, GhettoPhysics succeeds at least as a conversation starter.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Oct 20, 2010
    40
    For all its street edge, GhettoPhysics pretty much delivers the usual New Age seminar sleight-of-hand, providing a temporary, generalized sense of empowerment without any practical tools to improve one's lot.
  6. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Oct 21, 2010
    30
    It's basically the stuff of a Bill Maher monologue, knocked down a few reading levels and spun into a low-budg gonzo smorgasbord of brashly tacky styles.
  7. Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    Oct 21, 2010
    30
    GhettoPhysics undercuts its approach with too much cant, too much rambling and too much that is self-evident.
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