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New Jack City Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 30, 2007
Though this often plays like a 70s cop show, it became a prototype for the bling-heavy gangsta melodramas of the 90s.
October 30, 2007
Filmmakers pull off a provocative, pulsating update on gangster pics with this action-laden epic about the rise and fall of an inner city crack dealer.
January 26, 2006
It's a superior example of what used to be called blaxploitation, with Van Peebles piling on corruption and carnage for all he's worth.
August 5, 2005
The movie was advertised (no doubt wisely) as a slam-bang action adventure, but in fact it's a serious, smart film with an impact that lingers after the lights go up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 20, 2003
The film's use of once-imposing, now-crumbling New York architecture is particularly effective in underscoring the story with an air of widespread urban decay.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Mario Van Peebles's drugland feature, a relentless, hold-on-to-your-hat experience, rarely lets up.
January 1, 2000
Van Peebles wanted to tell this story; his heart is in it, and it's got a killer beat.
January 1, 1800
Full Review | Original Score: C-