Reviews

Oct 9, 2021
With a summer full of action movies and blockbuster hits, Dope stands out as both a comedy as well as a dramatic film written about teens growing up in this generation
Feb 26, 2021
While individuals like the overachiever Malcolm may well escape the relatively mean streets of Inglewood, Dope seems largely unconcerned with the majority condemned to remain.
Feb 3, 2021
In the end, the film is smart, fun, and wild.
Apr 9, 2020
Dope is a colorful story, chock full of fantastic music culled from the golden age of hip hop... smart performances, and a beautiful message hidden behind a good ol' time at the movies.
Feb 6, 2020
In Dope he (Keith Stanfield) gets another understated but powerful dramatic moment, and I hope to see a lot more from him and all the other young cast members in the future.
Jan 10, 2020
With Dope, writer/director Rick Famuyiwa has given the teen-movie genre a 21st-century upgrade.
Jul 30, 2019
Jam-packed with fantastic characters and performances, a soundtrack that may jockey with Guardians of the Galaxy's for bragging rights and thoughtful social commentary, Dope made my heart hurt I loved it so much.
May 10, 2019
Dope works best as a flashy and whip-smart pop culture comedy, but falters with its multiple endings and the over-egging of its political message.
Apr 6, 2019
Diluted by too many coincidences and a heavy-handed voice-over... Dope proves that not all Sundance audience hits are necessarily true gold.
Mar 13, 2019
The movie doesn't get weighed down by the serious business, though: it's a terrific hangout flick in the vein of Cooley High and Friday. Dope's dopeness is off the charts.
Mar 8, 2019
The film is a nice melange of an updated, John Hughes film (without the racist jokes) and early Tarantino (ditto) though the writing, while including some sharp humor in the comedic sequences, falls flat in the dramatic scenes.
Jan 28, 2019
Dope is one busy movie, filled to overflowing with adventure, style, young love, and some revolutionary racial and political messages as well. It's wonderful.
Jan 23, 2019
A charming spin on the teen genre. It's a movie that just has a lot of fun, something that spills over to the audience -- who can't help but have a good time as well.
Nov 2, 2018
A hilarious and thoughtful coming of age tale about identity, Dope tells a story from a truly unique perspective whilst dealing with familiar tropes in fresh ways.
Oct 10, 2018
A coming-of-age tale as vibrant and whimsical as it is overstuffed and fragmented.
Aug 23, 2018
Fun, exciting and fast moving. But most of all, it is hilarious.
Jun 12, 2018
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, Dope delivered with interest.
Mar 2, 2018
The actors in this are all great. They do a wonderful job of making these really full, fleshed out characters.
Oct 17, 2017
It's a really terrific movie, sharp-witted and funny and frank without being cynical.
Sep 1, 2017
The film falls so hard off its course that I basically checked out after about 40 minutes.