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Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp Reviews

August 15, 2013
[Dierctor Jorge] Hinojosa does a good job of showing Iceberg's humanity without glossing over the viciousness of his chosen profession.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 18, 2013
The film succeeds as an introduction to Beck the writer but is undercut by its lack of gritty details.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 18, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 16, 2013
Intentions and effect are at odds throughout Jorge Hinojosa's one-note documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp ...
July 16, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 12, 2013
Intentions and effect are at odds throughout Jorge Hinojosa's one-note documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp.
July 11, 2013
It's briskly pieced together from interviews and archival footage, including snippets of Slim that easily hint at his authoritative, brooding magnetism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 11, 2012
A labor of love biodoc that nonetheless offers a warts-and-all evaluation of its subject, Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp intrigues and illuminates.