Baadasssss! Reviews

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April 24, 2019
[An] enjoyable docu-romp... Sadly, there's neither enough first-hand evidence from Van Peebles Sr. himself nor sufficient social historical perspective for Baadasssss to make the leap from being a good documentary to a great one.
January 2, 2018
Audiences unfamiliar with "Sweetback'' can enjoy and understand the story chronicled in "Baadasssss!,'' but the experience is infinitely richer if you have seen the film that inspired it.
September 22, 2013
This is excellent and well worth the watch for any artist.
June 10, 2009
...successfully capture a spirit largely missing in American cinema...
July 14, 2007
March 1, 2007
A loving, even moving, homage to a man whose influence still reverberates today.
January 14, 2006
Slick tribute a family affair
June 17, 2005
It is so refreshing to see a film with not one wasted second, beautiful acting, and a total understanding of its source material.
January 26, 2005
Wit, energy, heart and soul!
January 25, 2005
Informative, compelling, dramatic entertainment.
December 6, 2004
September 14, 2004
A personal film shot from the heart.
September 10, 2004
Who knew Mario had this much passion and creativity in him? A great tribute to his father's obsessive brilliance.
September 9, 2004
both as an atmospheric, often funny look at the wild world of independent moviemaking and as a surprisingly touching story of father/son bonding.
August 29, 2004
Disappoints in being so decorous, but it's still a good yarn; though Mario has always been too stolid as an actor, he surrounds himself here with some reliably good turns.
August 25, 2004
... so charged with love and a kind of astonished admiration that it would be small and unkind to dwell on its moments of clumsiness.
August 20, 2004
The most intriguing portions of this drama involve tales of how the elder Peebles circumvents the system in order to keep the camera rolling.
August 1, 2004
It's an exhausting, and exhaustingly pleasurable, entertainment.
July 30, 2004
July 23, 2004
Compelling both as a chronicle of guerrilla filmmaking and as a son's movie about his father, it presents a clear-eyed, warts-and-all view of artistic obsession.
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