Player Hating: A Love Story (2012)

Player Hating: A Love Story




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Half-a-Mill is a 26 year old hip hop artist from the Albany Projects in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. By the time he was seven, Half was sharing a gun with his brother, 'cause he was sick of people putting their guns in his face in the elevator of his building, and not being able to do anything about it. Half's been running with the same ten guys, since he was real little, and they're his crew. But he's the one that will take all of them out of the projects because he's been signed by the indie music … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By:
Written By: Kim Connell, Maggie Hadleigh-West, Laurie MacMillan Leddy
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

It's a sobering slice of life that puts actual faces to local violent crime statistics.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

A sad chronicle of absent fathers and messed-up mothers, drugs as currency and violence as the period at the end of every argument.

Full Review… | April 5, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

[Cuts] through the clichés about "thug life" to capture how violence is an integral, corrosive part of inner-city life.

Full Review… | April 3, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

A rare insider glimpse at a lifestyle of deprivation that drums all ambition out of some youngsters, and pushes others to do whatever they need to do and can do to succeed.

Full Review… | April 11, 2012

Hardcore investigation of ghetto life is undoubtedly powerful but proves perplexing, intent-wise.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
Film Journal International

One of the more intimate and revealing looks at American projects ever made; it's assured and empathetic without indulging in fashionable white guilt.

Full Review… | March 28, 2012
Slant Magazine

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