First Time Felon - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

First Time Felon Reviews

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August 5, 2014

Truth. The ultimate story of inspiration through hardship. A toweringly effective true story that will leave you breathless. A touching tale of tragedy, hardship and perseverence that resonates with hope and inspiration. We all strive for the all-important Pursuit Of Happiness, for some it comes naturally and easy, it is given to others and sadly for the overwhelming majority of people it is given up on because of hopelessness. First Time Felon is an overwhelmingly and beautifully touching urban drama that clearly delivers an age old and searingly powerful message in a way that just seeing this film could change one's entire perception of life. Don't give up, Do Not Ever Give Up. We all have a place, we are all meant to be a part of something, we are put here to discover ourselves and find where we belong in society. Actor/Director Charles S. Dutton delivered a powerfully moving film here with a story that delivers a message so intensely powerful that it will stay with you for life. I was touched in so many ways by this film, it was beautifully executed and should be seen once by everyone living on this planet. Life is a sheer struggle for some, whether its financially, health problems, family problems, psychological problems, sociological problems, substance abuse issues.... the message that this film delivers can and will serve as both inspiration, motivation and most importantly feeling as if you belong, that ypu are apart of something. A brilliant urban drama that tugs at your heart and hits both ends of the emotional spectrum. A True masterwork. A legendarily powerful true story of belief in ones self.
½ July 14, 2014
Hidden Gem! Check It Out Sometime! You Won't Regret It!
January 8, 2012
if you gotta go straight this is the movie to watch.i enjoyed this one
November 7, 2011
Goes down the smooth with a shot of honesty.
December 6, 2009
Great movie about 2 prisoners from 2 diffrent gangs sentenced to do time in a boot camp
½ August 27, 2008
Omar Epps in a great role.
August 26, 2008
if you gotta go straight this is the movie to watch.i enjoyed this one
½ June 20, 2008
Chicago 90s type shit right here...Vice Lords and Gangsta Disciples feudin'...the jail life...boot camp...the whole nine...312 style...the movie was hot
May 12, 2008
The black shawshank.
March 18, 2008
good story, great movie because they kept it simple! it makes you realize that there is still another world out there as well ...
½ February 18, 2008
"The best movie of Omar Epps"!
½ February 17, 2008
Good movie.. really shows the struggles of a felon, who is trying to set himself straight.
February 13, 2008
Truly inspirational. I don't know why, but this movie made a huge impact on me and I swear I almost cried at the end. Incredible true story.
February 12, 2008
i didnt even see all of this, i probebly got in half way, but wow this is an amazing movie. it made me reflect on my passed.
February 2, 2008
overall this is a great movie. It teaches that just because ur from da hood don't mean you can't change, and i really like dis movie
½ December 12, 2007
really good movie, I like it.
December 9, 2007
I loved this movie. I just saw it tonight on BET. First of all, Omar Epps is an excellent actor. Second of all, Im surprised I watched it all the way through, but the movie was VERY good. It definitely tugs at the heart's strings!
November 11, 2007
This movie was good show even your own race can be racist and show people can change after getting lock up.
½ October 13, 2007
This was a VERY good movie, great at showing a real man's struggle to become a better man and make something of his life no matter what the obstacles were
October 4, 2007
a great movie that teaches you to never give up when your back is against the wall
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