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Original Gangstas Reviews

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
A top notch B-movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Original Gangstas leaves you feeling that more could have been made of this 'blaxploitation' reunion, but it's not bad -- and no more and no less substantial than the films of the original cycle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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January 1, 2000
Where Original Gangstas works is in its understanding that the stars are playing the characters they created 25 years ago as their older selves.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The purpose is to entertain, and on that score the film delivers impressively.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Think Boyz N the Hood meets The Mod Squad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joey O'Bryan
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Entertainment Weekly
May 10, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
December 5, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
November 25, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Although the leads are intended to be cool and menacing, the result resembles parody; scenes of drugs, guns and fights are likely to make audiences burst out in laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Despite its good intentions, Original Gangstas isn't very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 58/100
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Leonard Klady
March 26, 2009
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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