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Baadasssss! Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
September 22, 2013
This is excellent and well worth the watch for any artist.
Cole Smithey
June 10, 2009
...successfully capture a spirit largely missing in American cinema...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A loving, even moving, homage to a man whose influence still reverberates today.
January 14, 2006
Slick tribute a family affair
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Clark
June 17, 2005
It is so refreshing to see a film with not one wasted second, beautiful acting, and a total understanding of its source material.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 26, 2005
Wit, energy, heart and soul!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 25, 2005
Informative, compelling, dramatic entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 14, 2004
A personal film shot from the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
September 10, 2004
Who knew Mario had this much passion and creativity in him? A great tribute to his father's obsessive brilliance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
September 9, 2004
both as an atmospheric, often funny look at the wild world of independent moviemaking and as a surprisingly touching story of father/son bonding.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 29, 2004
Disappoints in being so decorous, but it's still a good yarn; though Mario has always been too stolid as an actor, he surrounds himself here with some reliably good turns.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 25, 2004
... so charged with love and a kind of astonished admiration that it would be small and unkind to dwell on its moments of clumsiness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 20, 2004
The most intriguing portions of this drama involve tales of how the elder Peebles circumvents the system in order to keep the camera rolling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
August 1, 2004
It's an exhausting, and exhaustingly pleasurable, entertainment.
Marc Mohan
July 23, 2004
Compelling both as a chronicle of guerrilla filmmaking and as a son's movie about his father, it presents a clear-eyed, warts-and-all view of artistic obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
July 23, 2004
It's a riveting yarn about seat-of-the-pants moviemaking, populated with eccentric characters -- not the least of whom is Melvin.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
July 23, 2004
Every independent filmmaker with a micro-budget and mega-dreams should see Baadasssss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
July 19, 2004
Baadasssss tells the story of that empowering moment in time, which overcomes any father-son hero worship that drags the film down.
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
July 16, 2004
Film history lessons don't get any cooler than Baadasssss!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 9, 2004
It is a slice of what happened by one of those it happened to.
| Original Score: 3/4
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