• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Matty Rich
  • In Theaters:    Jan 1, 1991 Wide
  • On DVD:    Oct 7, 2003
  • HBO Video

Straight Out of Brooklyn Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 2, 2006

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

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 20, 2003

Probes the struggles to keep hope alive in an inner city ghetto

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2003

| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 12, 2001

A gritty realistic look at life in the black ghetto.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
May 24, 2011

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.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006


Film4
May 24, 2003

Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003


Movieline
January 9, 2002

Joe Brown
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Hal Hinson
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000


Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

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