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Wild Style (2013)

Wild Style (2013)

Wild Style



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This docudrama celebrates the colorful lives of teens who live in the South Bronx. There they are seen break dancing, creating graffiti art, and listening to raucous rap. The slim story centers on Zoro, who likes to spray-paint subway cars. He gets a break when he is hired to decorate a platform for an upcoming rap concert. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: ,
Written By: Charlie Ahearn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 22, 2002
First Run Features - Official Site


Lee George Quinones
as Raymond 'Zoro'
Patti Astor
as Virginia
Fab 5 Freddy
as Fab 5 Freddy
Grandmaster Flash
as Grand Master Flash
Easy A.D.
as Cold Crush Brother
Almighty K.G.
as Cold Crush Brother
Grandmaster Caz
as Cold Crush Brother
Charlie Chase
as Cold Crush Brother
Tony Tone
as Cold Crush Brother
Frosty Freeze
as Rock Steady Crew
Cold Crush Brothers
as Cold Crush Brother
Mr. Freeze
as Rock Steady Crew
Prince Ken Swift
as Rock Steady Crew
Bill Rice
as Television Producer
Lisa Lee
as Herself
Busy Bee
as Himself
Master Rob
as Fantastic Freaks
Rubie Dee
as Fantastic Freaks
Crazy Legs
as Rock Steady Crew
Carlos Morales
as Raymond's brother
Glenn O'Brien
as Museum Curator
Fab Five Freddy
as Fab Five Freddy
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Critic Reviews for Wild Style

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

Charlie Ahearn's groundbreaking film about hip-hop, graffiti, break dancing, and rap in eighties New York celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new 35-mm. print.

Full Review… | November 10, 2008
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Mixing early-'80s nostalgia with mild social anthropology, the film successfully crystallises the optimism and vivacity of the early New York hip hop scene and suggests that film and TV portrayals of the Bronx as a savage and inhospitable hellhole were pe

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Wild Style lacks a lot of the style of the people in it, but it never neutralizes their vitality.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Hip-hop rolls on tractor treads now, unafraid to colonize those who hesitate, but in 1982 it was small, self-selecting, and as specific to New York as the World Trade Center.

Full Review… | September 16, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

It's a fascinating time capsule, worth examining for anyone interested in the cultural roots of hip hop.

Full Review… | May 29, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

The pacing is slow -- inexcusable in a film about music -- except when hip-hop takes over, and Ahearn wisely gives plenty of screen time to the likes of Busy Bee, Rock Steady Crew, and Fab Five Freddy.

Full Review… | May 11, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Wild Style


It's a fascinating time capsule, worth examining for anyone interested in the cultural roots of hip hop.

A hip hop classic joint! This movie is great and has a classic story for back in the day. I highly recommend anyone into rap and hip hop check out this classic joint. It's about romance, the hip hop culture, & the love of rap music with an extremely positive vibe. This classic still stands the test of time. =)


Great music, okay acting, fantastic feel for a time and place in underground (but also BIG) American culture. As an old-school hip hop fan this has some really dope shit.

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