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Bodied (2018)


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Critic Consensus: With its thorny themes and aggressive humor, Bodied dares to offend - and justifies its approach with a subversive comedy that edifies as it entertains.

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Bodied is the satirical story of Adam Merkin, a progressive grad student who becomes an accidental battle rapper whose success breeds outrage. Shoniqua Shandai (Sing It!, The Fosters), Walter Perez (The Avengers, Fame), Rory Uphold (Hella) also star in the film. Well known battle rappers Dizaster, Dumbfoundead, Hollow Da Don and media personality Charlamagne Tha God are among the supporting cast.


Jackie Long
as Behn Grymm
Charlamagne Tha God
as Hunnid Gramz
Debra Wilson
as Dean Hampton
Anthony Michael Hall
as Professor Merkin

Critic Reviews for Bodied

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (7)

"Bodied" isn't for the easily offended, it'll make you squirm, and it's a total banger best seen with a crowd.

June 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Offers an entertaining window into a culture that most people probably know very little about, but it's also a clever take on a generation more aware of what's offensive and what's not than any before.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…

"Bodied" doesn't come to any hard conclusions, but suggests that the ultimate cathartic power of rap comes from its ability to be an equal-opportunity offender.

September 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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An outrageous and outrageously entertaining treatise on cultural sensitivity.

September 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Loosely a battle-rap All About Eve, but it's so thickly packed with technical and verbal dazzle that whatever biting point it might have had to make ends up completely lost.

September 9, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

If the movie runs long in places, the vibrant performances from Worthy and the rest of the cast help push things ahead, and there are enough dynamo battles from start to finish to keep hungry rap fans satisfied.

September 9, 2017 | Full Review…

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