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Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp Reviews

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
August 15, 2013
[Dierctor Jorge] Hinojosa does a good job of showing Iceberg's humanity without glossing over the viciousness of his chosen profession.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
July 18, 2013
The film succeeds as an introduction to Beck the writer but is undercut by its lack of gritty details.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Miriam Bale
New York Times
July 18, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
July 16, 2013
Intentions and effect are at odds throughout Jorge Hinojosa's one-note documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp ...
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Sam Adams
Time Out
July 16, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Schager
L.A. Weekly
July 12, 2013
Intentions and effect are at odds throughout Jorge Hinojosa's one-note documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2013
It's briskly pieced together from interviews and archival footage, including snippets of Slim that easily hint at his authoritative, brooding magnetism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
September 11, 2012
A labor of love biodoc that nonetheless offers a warts-and-all evaluation of its subject, Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp intrigues and illuminates.