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Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)

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Matty Rich's Straight out of Brooklyn is an unflinching portrait of an African-American family struggling to survive in a Brooklyn housing project. The family's oldest son (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) decides that the easiest way to get his family out of the projects is by robbing a local drug dealer, but that plan turns disastrous when the pusher and his gang track the boy and his family down. Rich was only 19 years old at the time he wrote and directed Straight out of Brooklyn (he also appears as

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Awfully difficult to watch outside of its 1991 womb, with its limitations cringe-inducing, reducing a powerful statement of frustration to no-budget After School Special.

May 24, 2011 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Comment (1)
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Though amateurish and technically raw, the film offers a fresh insider's view of the disintegration of one black family, serving as a microcosm of the entire inner-city black community

December 2, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Probes the struggles to keep hope alive in an inner city ghetto

July 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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A gritty realistic look at life in the black ghetto.

August 12, 2001 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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