Friday Foster (1975)

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A woman looking for adventure finds romance, excitement and danger in her viewfinder in this action-packed comedy-drama. Friday Foster (Pam Grier) is a beautiful and ambitious young photographer who is working as an assistant at Glance Magazine, edited by the hard-boiled Monk Riley (Julius Harris). When Riley can't get in touch with his first-call photographer, he calls Foster with a very important New Year's Eve assignment -- reclusive billionaire Blake Tarr (Thalmus Rasulala), often called … More

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Cult Movies
Directed By:
Written By: Orville H. Hampton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 26, 2001
Runtime:
MGM

Cast


as Friday Foster

as Colt Hawkins

as Ford Malotte

as Blake Tarr

as Madame Rena

as Enos Griffith

as Rev. Noble Franklin

as Fancy Dexter

as Sen. David Lee Hart

as Charles Foley

as Lt. Jake Wayne

as Monk Riley

as Cloris Boston
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Critic Reviews for Friday Foster

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's all ridiculous but entertaining in an unsophisticated ogling way.

Full Review… | May 29, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

November 6, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Friday Foster

Great cast, underwhelming script, but worth a watch if you love Pam Grier!

kenstachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

This later entry into the blaxploitation canon isn't really a bad film per se, it just doesn't really live up to its potential.

This story of a fashion photographer getting caught up in a nutty mystery/conspiracy all because she ended up being in the right place but at the wrong time is entertainng, but it fails to be super engaging and rousing. It does have a slick look at a decent (but not really special) soundtrack, but the slickness takes away from any sort of rough or down and dirty atmosphere that made films like Coffy or Foxy Brown great. Incidentally, the lead from those films is also the lead here: the wonderful Pam Grier. This film escapes feminist critique by letting Greir have more control over her character and her actions, and it's an alright character and performance, but everything going on (with the characters, plot, etc) just feels tired.

I don't mind the slickness, but the film also feels like something from tv. It has a flat look, which is odd since fashion and fashion photography are main focuses here. The cast is incredible: there's Grier, Eartha Kitt, Julius Harris, Scatman Crothers, Carl Weathers, and Yaphet Kotto. One of my favorites is Tierre Turner as Cleve. He's pretty damn funny. Too bad's he's only got a small role. I like that this film tried to be more dignified, but it is just underwhelming. The direction is competent, just uninspired. I did say it is entertaining, because it is, but it could have had some more action scenes. There's a few, and they're not bad, but there's plenty of down time. Now, some of that time is exposition and mystery solving, but the film still could have retained its slickness and dignity even with a few more chases or shoot outs.

I was disappointed with this one, but it doesn't quite do enough stuff wrong to warrant the lower grades that others might give it. It's worth a look out of curiousity or for completists, but I think that really just the diehards are probably gonna get a lot out of it. So for the rest of you, seeing it won't kill you, but you might wish you'd spent your time doing something else instead.

cosmo313
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

½

Friday Foster, starring Pam Grier from the 70's is a good watch. Pam Grier plays Friday a photographer whom gets caught up in murder and goes undercover. Another hit for Pam Grier who kicked butt in the 70's.

mwilliams078
Mason Williams

Super Reviewer

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