Superfly Reviews

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
October 26, 2012
...about the dead-end despair of ghetto life, where the false independence of a criminal enterprise is really just another form of enslavement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 13, 2007
The moral ambiguity of the film may disturb some viewers, but the film smacks of realistic grit throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
One of the most successful of the early '70s blaxploitation cycle.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 8, 2006
Probably the best film of the blaxploitation experience.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Roger Greenspun
New York Times
May 9, 2005
A very good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 15, 2004
Drug dealer, big score, wants to get out of the biz. Yawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
February 5, 2004
Super Fly, one of the most significant blaxploitation films ever made, is as fascinatingly entertaining as it is ethically wrongheaded.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 2, 2004
O'Neal functioned as a suave but deadly post-Poitier antihero for an increasingly militant urban audience...

Film4
May 24, 2003
The likes of 'Pusherman' and 'Freddie's Dead' provide the film with heart and depth that would otherwise be absent.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Curtis Mayfield's sizzling score may be the most enduringly superfly aspect of this blaxploitation classic.
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com
August 9, 2002
Classic blaxlpoitation film is still one of the best to come out of the genre. O'Neal gives a fine (but always funky) performance in one of the last movies before the genre ate itself and became self-parody. Terrific soudtrack.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ted Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
This is a quintessential blaxploitation film. And it's fun as hell to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Gordon Parks Jr. was one of the greatest casualties of the collapse of blaxploitation cinema, a director with a distinctive, tightly packed visual style nd a remarkably bitter vision for this supposedly escapist genre.
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
October 28, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 2, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
March 5, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 10, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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