Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp (2013)

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Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail and have made him a cultural icon. Interviews with Iceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Henry Rollins, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, and Quincy Jones. (c) Official Site

Rating: R (for sexual content, some violent images and language)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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On DVD: Aug 26, 2013
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Phase 4 Films - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

[Dierctor Jorge] Hinojosa does a good job of showing Iceberg's humanity without glossing over the viciousness of his chosen profession.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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The film succeeds as an introduction to Beck the writer but is undercut by its lack of gritty details.

Full Review… | July 18, 2013
New York Post
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The film is weighed down by the testimony of bespectacled professors from hip critical studies and English departments and a psychologist, who describe Mr. Beck's biography without the punch and lyricism of his prose.

Full Review… | July 18, 2013
New York Times
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Intentions and effect are at odds throughout Jorge Hinojosa's one-note documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp ...

Full Review… | July 16, 2013
Village Voice
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Beck's widow, his ex-wife and three daughters paint the man as someone whose success only complicated his life, estranging him from his family and eventually saddling him with crippling inertia.

Full Review… | July 16, 2013
Time Out
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Intentions and effect are at odds throughout Jorge Hinojosa's one-note documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
L.A. Weekly
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