Baadasssss! Reviews

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June 4, 2004
You don't need to have seen the father's movie to enjoy the son's, a multitiered fantasia that's part cinema history, part family reunion, and all hall of mirrors.
June 3, 2004
Baadasssss! is one bad movie -- and I mean that in the most affectionate sense.
May 28, 2004
One is very glad to have Baadasssss! around, if only to remind younger moviegoers that taking chances and breaking rules can reap huge dividends.
May 28, 2004
A tour-de-force by Mario Van Peebles, who not only does an uncanny impression of his cocky and often unsympathetic father, but briskly directed and wrote the insightful screenplay (based on his father's memoirs) with Dennis Haggerty.
May 28, 2004
A meta-cool history lesson and homage.
May 27, 2004
An entertaining movie.
May 27, 2004
For all its serious issues, Baadasssss! is terrific fun.
May 27, 2004
Mario Van Peebles's film is a lightly fictionalized account of the making of Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song, the 1971 film directed by his father, Melvin Van Peebles.
May 27, 2004
The beauty of Baadasssss! is the way Mario Van Peebles salutes his father's truth by coaxing it into legend.
May 25, 2004
The son bears witness to his father's struggle and turns it into heroic legend.
May 24, 2004
This is one of the best movies of the year.
May 20, 2004
The film is technically raw, but the sight of Van Peebles playing his father at a defining moment in movie history exerts a potent fascination.
May 4, 2004
As actor, helmer and co-scenarist (with Dennis Haggerty), Mario ultimately delivers a tale that's engrossing for its underdog quality and significant place in film history.
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