King of the Dancehall (2016)



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Seeking to cover his ailing mother's medical bills, a young man (Nick Cannon) travels to Jamaica to enter the drug trade. Once there, he's swept up in the infectious dancehall musical craze and finds himself torn between two lovers. Cannon made his directorial debut with King of the Dancehall, which co-stars Whoopi Goldberg and Busta Rhymes.


Critic Reviews for King of the Dancehall

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Hysterical, feverish, incredibly watchable ...

Sep 13, 2016 | Full Review…
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Gratuitous sex, violence mar glimpse at dancehall culture.

Nov 7, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

... presented in such a sloppy fashion as to be rendered nearly incoherent, and the movie itself is so clearly Cannon's love letter to himself that it's impossible to take this seriously as an actual movie.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…

It would have been so easy to get this movie right. The vibrant culture, pulsating energy and talented dancers busting up the floor are all here. All Cannon had to do was let us enjoy them.

Sep 13, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Multi-hyphenate artist Nick Cannon adds another skill to his resume with his directorial debut.

Sep 12, 2016 | Full Review…

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