Thursday, February 16, 2006

Hustle & Flow

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Terrence Dashon Howard turns in a true star performance in director Craig Brewer's indie drama. DJay (Howard) is a pimp with aspirations of grandeur -- he wants to make it as a rapper -- but he soon discovers that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. Offering strong characters and notes of sweet romance amid the urban beats of its central plot, this 2005 Sundance Audience Award-winner was produced by John Singleton.
My Two Cents: Gritty and gripping, yet stylish and sleazy; more "real" than 8 Mile, but still suffers from MTV-itis in spots.

NetFlix Rank: Really Liked It
IMDB Rank: 8/10


Robert's Two Cents: This one completely blindsided me. Real, Stylish, Powerful, and on Purpose. Howard's performance is Off the Charts...

NetFlix Rank: Loved It

Matt's Two Cents: Starts a tad slow but finishes strong. Terrence Howard needs more leading roles.

NetFlix Rank: Really Liked It


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