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Pimp (2018)

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Born into the Pimp Game, a struggling female Pimp, Wednesday (Keke Palmer), hustles for a chance at a better life. When her girlfriend, Nikki (Haley Ramm), hits the streets to change their luck, Wednesday's game starts to rise and so do her stable of girls. On her epic journey of survival of the fittest, Wednesday comes face to face with a male Pimp (Edi Gathegi) who plays a much more dangerous game. In a ferocious battle for street power Wednesday fights to survive, risking her dream of ever getting out.

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Cast

Edi Gathegi
as Kenny Wayne
Paige Searcy
as Charlie
DeShawn White
as Chocolate Love
Jose Guns Alves
as Drug Dealer
Curtis Lyons
as Shooter
Taliyah Whitaker
as Young Wednesday
Tarik Lowe
as Baby Love
Kira Yamanashi
as Bikini Dancer #5
Arnstar
as Guy #1
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Critic Reviews for Pimp

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

"Pimp" is too one-note and grinds its way somewhat drearily to an inevitably bloody conclusion.

November 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The movie might leave you drained and disgusted, yet it also serves as a reminder that Palmer (whose last notable feature, "Akeelah and the Bee," was 12 years ago) is an unusually intense talent who deserves a much better vehicle than this one.

November 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The strongest element of all is Palmer's thoroughly gripping performance.

November 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Palmer's committed portrayal generates sympathy more than the lurid screenplay, which feels like an inauthentic glimpse into life on the streets.

November 30, 2018 | Full Review…

'Pimp' presents in an unfiltered way, a stirring look at the life of a female pimp, and the challenges she undergoes to get what she needs. It's a film that sticks with you.

November 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Lean, lurid and unsentimental exploitation thriller that works thanks to a mean makeover of former child star Keke Palmer.

November 6, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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