Higher Learning Reviews
Malik is struggling with academics and meets Ice cube who is a black panther member. While juggling school and sports, he feels like the world is out to get him. He gets involved romantically with Deja, who helps him with his classes. While out at a bar, Kristen gets drunk and date raped by a fraternity guy. Feeling vulnerable, she joins a feminist group on campus and meets jenniferv connely. She falls for Jennifer Conelly's character while still dating another guy. Scott is a loner who is not used to a multicultural environment. He doesn't seem to fit in with any particular group, not even his roommate. Scott meets a group of skinheads and begins to follow their doctrine. Malik and the black panther get into a tussle with the skinheads because of an earlier incident with Scott. Scott retaliates by shooting at a school peace rally and killing Deja and himself. In the end, the skinheads are smiling while watching the news.
This movie was interesting with its cast of characters and the different perspective of each character. I really enjoyed Lawrence fishburne's character and his conversations with Malik. There are many racial and political undertones in this movie. Some of the scenes were made to be rascist in nature. For example, when Malik is on top of Scott, the cops beat Malik and only hold Scott. The cops also wait a long time before Scott shoots himself. I understand the message of the movie but I feel the movie could have been made better.