Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp (2013)

TOMATOMETER

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp Photos

Movie Info

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail and have made him a cultural icon. Interviews with Iceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Henry Rollins, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, and Quincy Jones. (c) Official Site

Watch it now

Cast

Critic Reviews for Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

[Dierctor Jorge] Hinojosa does a good job of showing Iceberg's humanity without glossing over the viciousness of his chosen profession.

August 15, 2013 | Rating: 4/5

The film succeeds as an introduction to Beck the writer but is undercut by its lack of gritty details.

July 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The film is weighed down by the testimony of bespectacled professors from hip critical studies and English departments and a psychologist, who describe Mr. Beck's biography without the punch and lyricism of his prose.

July 18, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Intentions and effect are at odds throughout Jorge Hinojosa's one-note documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp ...

July 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Beck's widow, his ex-wife and three daughters paint the man as someone whose success only complicated his life, estranging him from his family and eventually saddling him with crippling inertia.

July 16, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Intentions and effect are at odds throughout Jorge Hinojosa's one-note documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp.

July 12, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp!

Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp on our Movie forum!

News & Features