Bomb the System (2003)



Critic Consensus: Given the movie's premise, one would assume it's gritty and street-smart, but in reality it's a slave to stale cliches and formula.

Movie Info

A young man with a troubled past expresses himself through street art in this independent drama. Anthony (Mark Webber) is a 19-year-old kid living in New York City who was introduced to "bombing" -- graffiti art sprayed on public walls when the cops aren't looking -- by his older brother. When his brother died, Anthony took up bombing himself, and with the help of his pals Justin (Gano Grills) and Kevin (Jade Yorker) he does murals under the street name "Blest," while struggling to avoid the … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Bhala Lough
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 11, 2005
Palm Pictures - Official Site


as Anthony `Blest' Camp...

as Justin `Buk 50' Broa...

as Kevin `Lune' Broady

as Alexandra

as Officer Bobby Cox

as Officer Nole Shorts

as Diane Campo

as Kumar Baba

as Gabriel

as Young Blest

as Knife

as Himself

as Hazar's Girlfriend N...

as Hazar's Girlfriend N...

as Brendan Pricely

as Randolph

as Custodial Boss
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Critic Reviews for Bomb the System

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

Visually dazzling and dramatically trite -- it's virtuoso piffle.

Full Review… | August 26, 2005
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Thoroughly fails to convince that its handful of New York characters known as 'bombers,' graffiti mongers futilely yearning for immortality via nightly despoiling of public and private property, is of any tragic interest.

Full Review… | June 24, 2005
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Notable mainly for its hallucinatory, tripped visuals, which go a long way toward compensating for a less-than-riveting narrative.

June 17, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A richly textured drama with an angry poetic edge that gets inside the obsessive subculture of New York graffiti artists.

Full Review… | June 2, 2005
Top Critic

Preachy and single-minded, populated by a world of sympathetic heroes and hissable villains.

Full Review… | May 27, 2005
New York Daily News
Top Critic

A mild, slow-moving drama that belatedly tries to argue that graffiti writers are political artists, not an urban blight.

Full Review… | May 27, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

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