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1998

Belly

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88%

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Music video director Hype Williams made his feature film debut with this visually inventive urban drama. Tommy Brown (DMX) and his friend Sincere (Nas) are gangsters who have learned how to make a good living by dealing drugs and pulling armed robberies. Tommy and Sincere have been able to move out of the ghetto in Queens where they were raised and relocate to an upscale section of Manhattan; they would seem to have it made, but both realize that their lives are headed toward a dead end. Sincere begins getting in touch with his African roots and tries to convince his girlfriend Tionne (Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins) that they should emigrate to the Motherland, while Tommy has a religious awakening and joins the Nation of Islam. Along with top-selling rappers DMX and Nas, hip-hop artist Method Man and R&B singer Taral Hicks also appear. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Belly

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (16)

Audience Reviews for Belly

  • Feb 15, 2009
    The beginning was awesome...yes...the colors....it was great.
    Nani V Super Reviewer
  • May 30, 2008
    cool movie hype williams goes hard with the color in this film
    khalvic b Super Reviewer
  • Apr 09, 2008
    Think Nas "Hate Me Now" Music Video on the Big Screen mixed in with a plot about drugs. Smooth visuals but given the director, pretty much a music video without the dubbing. Great Soundtrack, opening scene best part.
    Lenny M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2007
    DMX and NAS are not actors, although Hype Williams does a great job in directing these untalented career-long posers across a long-spanning music video. The 'Jamaican club-scene is visually memorable, but I think everyone is too caught up in the Scarface mentality to realize that neither of these two characters got an education. Ghetto dreamers will die with this movie tucked in their in-dash DVD-player.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer

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