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-
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
J. Robert Parks
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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.

Baltimore Sun
July 30, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
May 31, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005
August 5, 2004
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 18, 2004

Boston Phoenix
June 12, 2004
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
May 29, 2004
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