Filly Brown (2013)



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FILLY BROWN is an inspiring and gritty portrait of a young artist's striving to find her voice and seize her dreams without compromise. Majo Tonorio, a.k.a. "Filly Brown," is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits rhymes from the heart. With an incarcerated mother, and a father struggling to provide for his daughters, a record contract could be the ticket out for her family. But when a record producer offers Majo a crack at stardom, she is suddenly faced with losing who she is as an … More

Rating: R (for language, some drug use and violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Youssef Delara
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 30, 2013
Box Office: $2.8M
Indomina Media Inc. - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Filly Brown

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

A routine music business cautionary tale, the film shuffles its decks ever so slightly by casting a Latino actress as its lead, but doesn't do enough to shed the exasperating confines of the star-is-born genre.

Full Review… | April 26, 2013
Washington Post
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More heartfelt, humanistic, and entertaining than such a clichéd showbiz cautionary tale has any right to be.

Full Review… | April 23, 2013
Village Voice
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Almost despite our will, the cast keeps us invested in Filly's furious resurrection.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Unfortunately, the film is marred by a story, situations and stereotypical characters that strike all-too-familiar chords.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
USA Today
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A trite piece of storytelling, with character development and plot points that feel not so much lived in as borrowed from other movies.

Full Review… | January 24, 2012
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Gina Rodriguez's magnetic star turn keeps this often overwrought film engaging, even when the script lets her down.

Full Review… | January 21, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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