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Biker Boyz (2003)

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Critic Consensus: Waste of a good cast. For a movie about bike racing, it never gets up to speed.

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Two generations of radical bikers face off in this rubber-burning action drama. Manuel "Smoke" Galloway (Laurence Fishburne) is the leader of the Black Knights, an underground motorcycle club. Smoke, like most of his fellow Knights, is a successful white collar worker who can afford fancy leathers and top quality bikes, and Smoke has earned a reputation as the "King of Cali," willing take on anyone in a drag race, legal or no. Kid (Derek Luke) is a gifted young rider whose father was once Smoke's mechanic; when Kid's dad died after an accident, Kid set out to become the best biker he could be to carry on his father's name and reputation. Smoke, however, has no room in the Black Knights for Kid, and so he and several fellow outcast riders start their own club, the Biker Boyz, and challenge Smoke to prove once and for all who is the fastest rider on the scene. Biker Boyz also features appearances from Orlando Jones, Lisa Bonet, Djimon Hounsou, Larenz Tate, and Kid Rock.

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Cast

Derek Luke
as Jaleel `Kid'
Orlando Jones
as Soul Train
Djimon Hounsou
as Motherland
Lisa Bonet
as Queenie
Brendan Fehr
as Stuntman
Eriq La Salle
as Slick Will
Salli Richardson
as Half & Half
Aysia Polk
as Cee Cee
Wren T. Brown
as Reverend Maxwell
Jonas Chaka
as Kamera Man
Lisa Duvernay
as Young Woman
Dena Cali
as Nikki
David Boyd
as Prospect No. 2
Tameka Settle
as Woman Racer
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All Critics (91) | Top Critics (28)

Guy flicks can be just as galling as the chick variety.

February 13, 2003
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

After Dancing in September, his droll examination of race and representation in Hollywood, Bythewood now hawks contrived escapism in lieu of provoking thought.

February 6, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Not without moments of excitement, romance and rubber-burning redemption.

February 6, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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When the filmmakers aren't busy accommodating cameo models and comedians, they seem to be dozing off at the handlebars.

Full Review… | February 5, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

Biker Boyz is just a silly film.

February 3, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

The training-wheels version of The Fast And The Furious.

Full Review… | January 31, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Biker Boyz

Good movie. This movie only have a little sad parts. The music is good.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

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½

Feeble rip-off of The Fast And The Furious with motorbikes. It's true that TFATF was also dim-witted, contrived and loaded with cliches, but at least it did it with visual flair. This is just a waste of time.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Not your average biker flick...Lawrence Fishburne once again delivers a believeable performance dispite the odds set up against him. Truly one of his most memorable performance since "Boyz 'N the Hood".

Fascade Fiveoneeight
Fascade Fiveoneeight

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