Dead Presidents Reviews

March 26, 2009
Dead Presidents may eventually box itself into a narrative dead end, but its muscular engagement of weighty themes and explosive situations makes it a powerful drama.
June 20, 2006
Significant as both history and film art, this gloomy tale has no "convenient" villains and refuses to indulge in stereotypes, instead focusing on larger forces, such as racism and political apathy.
January 13, 2004
Excellent performances, a great soundtrack, and the Hughes' technical virtuosity make it worth a look.
September 23, 2003
Talent of Hughes brothers deserves viewer's attention even when their results don't meet such high standards.
May 14, 2003
November 7, 2002
February 13, 2001
Made with fluid skill and a passion for storytelling, its tale of how the Vietnam War and American society affect a black Marine remains accessible while confounding expectations.
January 1, 2000
Dead Presidents is like a shotgun blast in the face: It's that powerful, that lethal, that ugly.
January 1, 2000
A film that is both tightly focused -- on one man's experience in Vietnam and the South Bronx in the late '60s and early '70s -- and broadly resonant.
January 1, 2000
People of any color can sympathize with the plight of Anthony Curtis and understand, if not agree with, the eventual choices life forces him to make.
January 1, 2000
Messy but mesmerizing.
January 1, 2000
October 6, 1995
October 6, 1995