Belly (1998)




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Music video director Hype Williams made his feature film debut with this visually inventive urban drama. Tommy Brown (DMX) and his friend Sincere (Nas) are gangsters who have learned how to make a good living by dealing drugs and pulling armed robberies. Tommy and Sincere have been able to move out of the ghetto in Queens where they were raised and relocate to an upscale section of Manhattan; they would seem to have it made, but both realize that their lives are headed toward a dead end. Sincere … More

Rating: R (for strong violence, language, sexuality and drug use)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Hype Williams
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 20, 1999
Artisan Entertainment


as Sincere

as Tommy Brown

as Kisha

as Shameek

as Knowledge

as Himself

as Rev. Saviour

as Black

as Young Tommy

as Club Manager

as Federal Agent

as Federal Agent

as Federal Agent

as Federal Agent

as Housekeeper

as Older Barber

as Younger Barber

as Knowledge's Cop Girl...

as Federal Agent
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Critic Reviews for Belly

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | November 4, 1998
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | April 3, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Audience Reviews for Belly

I like Nas and DMX... I think DMX in particular is a pretty decent actor given the roles he's been dealt. But "Belly" is complete garbage. What I find most shocking is that numerous people I know cite this as one of their favorite films! That's the only reason I even decided to see this to begin with (it was forced on me) and hated just about every minute of it. Terrible.

Michael S

Super Reviewer

The beginning was awesome...yes...the was great.

Nani Vang

Super Reviewer

Think Nas "Hate Me Now" Music Video on the Big Screen mixed in with a plot about drugs. Smooth visuals but given the director, pretty much a music video without the dubbing. Great Soundtrack, opening scene best part.

Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

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