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  • Summary: In this semi-autobiographical film, Pras, a struggling rapper from Brooklyn, is trying to make it big.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 14 out of 16
  1. 40
    A rapper doesn't make the story fresh.
  2. 38
    Features less than 10 minutes of music in its mercifully brief 83-minute running time.
  3. 38
    Very seriously confused in its objectives.
  4. 20
    The staging and performances are awkward, the frequent shoot-outs a snore.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    10
    Patently absurd in both the details and larger aspects, the ultraserious pic is undermined by poor casting.
  6. 10
    This awkward fable of ghetto redemption mixes painfully earnest message-delivery with occasional scenes of brutal violence.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2

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