Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)


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Previously, and brilliantly, adapted as an opera by Georges Bizet, the Prosper Merimee novel Carmen served as the inspiration for this updated made-for-cable movie. Set in contemporary Los Angeles, the film stars Beynoce Knowles of Destiny's Child as the seductive Carmen, no longer an employee in a cigarette factory but instead an aspiring actress. The "Don Jose" character has become a cop named Sgt. Derek Hill (Mekhi Phifer), who after being ordered by his corrupt superior officer Frank Miller … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Elliott, Michael Elliot
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 20, 2002
New Line Home Entertainment


as Carmen Brown

as Derrick Hill

as Lt. Miller

as Jalil

as Blaze

as Fortune Teller

as Narrator

as Carmen's Girlfriend

as Carmen's Girlfriend

as Nathaniel

as Nori Lawson

as Jealous Boyfriend

as Prison Guard

as Frank Miller
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Critic Reviews for Carmen: A Hip Hopera

All Critics (4)

A refreshing movie with plenty of solid performances and catchy rap numbers.

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Audience Reviews for Carmen: A Hip Hopera

Beyonce Knowles and Mekhi Pheifer are believable in this classic love story with a hip-hop twist. See this whether you are a hip hop & R&b fan or not...It is a rare treat.

Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer

AWFUL. AWFUL. AWFUL! Just AWFUL! Everyone knows this was just an excuse for Beyonce to be the center of attention. A a child growing up as a Destiny's Child fan could appreciate this "musical," but once she grows up and sees this film in all its cheese-tastic glory, she'll see it as a terrible "hip-hop" knockoff

Remi Logan

Super Reviewer

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