Skid Row (2007)




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Grammy-winning Fugee Pras Michel explores the troubling reality of homelessness by shedding his million dollar duds and living in the five block radius of Los Angeles known as "Skid Row" - an area where poverty runs notoriously rampant - in this documentary co-directed by Marshall Tyler, Ross Clarke, and Niva Dorell. For nine days Michel trades his stardom for the anonymous life of a typical homeless man, struggling to find food and shelter in a bit to better understand the arduous plight of the … More

Rating: R (for drug content and language)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: , ,
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On DVD: Mar 25, 2008
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

[Skid Row is] less about finding humanity in the homeless population and more about realizing how a change of circumstance could lead even the most cocooned viewers to find dark inhumanity in themselves.

Full Review… | August 23, 2007
Washington Post
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Full Review… | May 13, 2009
Orlando Sentinel
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September 1, 2007
New York Times
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Pras, one of the founding members of the hip-hop group The Fugees, goes undercover to shed light on the plight of the homeless.

Full Review… | March 28, 2008

An eye-opening and necessary look at a large, plain-view problem that most people would simply rather ignore.

Full Review… | September 5, 2007

[Pras] has done something significant and substantial in terms of awareness of people who, for all their addictions and self-abuse, are still human beings.

Full Review… | August 27, 2007
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Skid Row


Alright documentary but wouldve been ALOT better if they put a hidden cam on a person who actually lives on Skid Row.The other thing that ruined it for me was knowing that after Pras Michel's 9 days were up, He would be going back to his house in Beverly Hills

Brody Manson

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