Baadasssss! Reviews

June 25, 2005
March 5, 2005
June 25, 2004
Van Peebles' stiff, needlessly flashy direction lacks the energy this material required to become truly transporting, and the relationships between the characters, particularly the father and son, is never convincing.
June 24, 2004
A reminder that good intentions don't always make for good movies.
June 18, 2004
If the crude style of Sweetback worked to its advantage, the same case can't be made for Van Peebles fils' erratic docudrama.
June 11, 2004
Mario's done a good job of depicting Melvin's accomplishments. Yet it seems to me that he's still selling his father's legacy short.
June 11, 2004
Never feels like anything more than kids playing dress-up.
June 10, 2004
More competent and engaging than the film that inspired it, but it doesn't go much beyond replaying history.
June 4, 2004
It makes you wish a documentary had been made instead of a docudrama.
May 26, 2004
If the script, written by Mario with Dennis Haggerty, stops short of outright lionizing or demonizing, it leaves a strangely tepid character in its place.