GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up! (2010)

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Documentary filmmakers William Arntz and E. Raymond Brown draw parallels between Wall Street power players and ghetto pimps through interviews with such outspoken celebrities as Ice-T, KRS-One, Too Short, and Dr. Cornel West. Animations and satirical dramatizations portray how the same power techniques implemented by pimps to keep their employees under control are being emulated by the powers that be in order to keep the general public sedate, and real-life pimps offer compelling insight into the complex power dynamics that help to ensure that the person holding the most cash always comes out on top.
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R (for language including some sexual references)
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Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up!

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The film's notion that an understanding that life on the street works much like it does in the corridors of the highest levels of politics, government, religion and the military has much merit, but GhettoPhysics undercuts its approach...

October 21, 2010
Los Angeles Times
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It's basically the stuff of a Bill Maher monologue, knocked down a few reading levels and spun into a low-budg gonzo smorgasbord of brashly tacky styles. Bleep became a cult hit, and so could this -- of the WTF?-camp variety.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010
L.A. Weekly
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It's all low budget and inventive, and mildly impressive if far too repetitive and ultimately fuzzy.

Full Review… | October 8, 2010
Detroit News
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Unfortunately, the interviews are interspersed with a drama that clutters the message more than illuminates it.

Full Review… | October 7, 2010
Washington Post
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A radically ingenious, in-your-face documentary hybrid that takes the basic street relationship between pimps and hookers and holds it up on a global scale.

Full Review… | October 7, 2010
Philadelphia Inquirer
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What saves it from starry-eyed fuzziness and grounds it in sociopolitical reality is Brown's clear-sighted anger and the astute perceptions of talking heads including Cornel West, Ice-T and Norman Lear.

Full Review… | October 5, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up!

omg this movie is totally koo. greate actors and i love the message E.Raymond Brown is trying to get thru ghettophysics. i seen it and all i have to say is YOU MUST SEE IT!!! im the pimp in ma house hehe are you a ho or a pimp???

tanya salas
tanya salas

Just saw this movie in Atlanta - Much better than I expected. See this it will open your eyes. Did mine.

Alex Scott
Alex Scott

This is a must see movie! I love Dr Cornel West and i cant wait to see what his brilliant mind has to say.

Sabina hung
Sabina hung

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