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  • Summary: A funny and searing look at America's youth struggling to find their place amidst a sea of designer labels in an image-driven society. Flip (Hoch) is the hip hop poet of his own white boy crew. The son of a working class Iowa family, Flip just wants "to keep it real" by moving into theA funny and searing look at America's youth struggling to find their place amidst a sea of designer labels in an image-driven society. Flip (Hoch) is the hip hop poet of his own white boy crew. The son of a working class Iowa family, Flip just wants "to keep it real" by moving into the Chicago ghetto to live and write million-dollar rap hits like his heroes. (Fox Searchlight) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    70
    Deceptively silly, ultimately intelligent.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Hoch's very funny satire on racial stereotyping cuts both ways.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Dominguez
    50
    Despite its good intentions, Whiteboys -- a serio-comic examination of hip-hop's influence on suburban white youth -- comes off as little more than a fleshed-out skit.
  4. 40
    Not a movie that can afford to take itself seriously.
  5. Reviewed by: Paul Cullum
    40
    Can never quite decide whether it's after the humor implicit in what seems conceived as satire, or the agitprop frissons of race and class theory.
  6. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    30
    Too many scenes play like actors acting rather than life being lived as pic lurches around with ragged variations in tone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. StoneyM.
    Jul 25, 2006
    10
    quality film i found it so funny it was unbelievable. best time to watch is when ur stoned.
  2. spongeee
    Sep 9, 2005
    10
    If you don't see the dual nature comedy or the ultimate point/meaning of this movie, then you just don't think like some of us. If you don't see the dual nature comedy or the ultimate point/meaning of this movie, then you just don't think like some of us. It's over the top, it's laugh out loud funny, and it is as smart as Bamboolzed (which was a classic). The script is perfect, its three different lives, in one city, and how they interpret and live "Hip Hop," better yet how they view black culture as a whole. The acting was great and made the script come to life. There is not a dull moment because the story movies forward until its climax and then brings you back down but does it so effortlessly. And pay attention to the last lines of the movie. That sums up the motivation of the white boyz in this movie. and maybe some of the white boyz out there really "acting" like this. Expand
  3. SteiniE.
    May 18, 2007
    9
    This movie is one of the most underrated movie of all times. Acting, script and photography is topnotch! Danny Hoch is a genius.

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