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A Rage in Harlem Reviews

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½ October 22, 2014
Maybe its a bit out dated but I was bored through most of it and it wasn't a particularly good film.
½ May 27, 2014
Thrills, laughs, and pathos, dished up with verve and heart, make a film that many of us still remember very affectionately.
½ March 30, 2013
Mare incidents sans any excitement.
½ January 22, 2013
A cartoony take of what a black crime film could be. More like Dick Tracy than White Heat... Uh, not the good Dick Tracy. How about Tracy Dick from "The Godson"? Made for TV quality.
April 6, 2012
a very good movie!!!!!!
½ August 5, 2011
Pop goes da weasel!..
½ July 24, 2011
It's nice to see a movie that rewards the good.
March 25, 2011
Oh silly movies. Didn't realize how many one liners came from this flick.
½ February 8, 2011
It's kinda hard to believe but this was the first Hollywood studio produced film to feature a glamorous African-American woman--Robin Givens--since Diana Ross's ill-fated Mahogany in 1975. It's also surprisingly decent.
January 20, 2011
its allright kindof funny sometimes
December 19, 2009
COMEDY GOLD MIXED WITH ROBIN GIVENS IS A MUST SEE.
Super Reviewer
½ October 16, 2009
(Includes one minor spoiler, but it's unrelated to the plot and really more of a recommendation.)

Surprised to see so few votes and comments for A Rage in Harlem - it was a modest commercial hit in Britain, so perhaps the all-black casting and setting just didn't play Peoria.

The tone of this stylish, good-looking period crime adventure swings wildly between brutal, raunchy, tragic and comic, but a clever, funny script and likeable characters - especially Gregory Hines's big-hearted wiseguy Goldy, but also several delightfully written minor roles - maintain attention and sympathy throughout what could otherwise have been a bumpy ride. It's an emotionally engaging film, much more character-driven than the average urban thriller of the 1990s.

Its purely incidental pleasures are many, topped by a splendid musical treat in the shape of cult R 'n' B hero Screamin' Jay Hawkins, giving a no-holds-barred performance of his voodoo classic I Put a Spell on You at the Harlem Undertakers' Ball. If you have a taste for the old school of black show business, this sequence will have you holding up the rest of the picture until you've given Screamin' Jay an encore.

Thrills, laughs, and pathos, dished up with verve and heart, make a film that many of us still remember very affectionately.
½ April 19, 2009
Okay.Nothing to rave about.
March 12, 2009
I Love this movie!!!
shesdownbytheriver
Super Reviewer
January 10, 2009
No thankyou - Not interested.
September 27, 2008
heavy-weight cast and robin givens is so damn hot in this you just gotta have a pulse and get with the program
½ March 4, 2008
saw it again this weekend. i love period pieces.
February 17, 2008
if things don't work out come on back home
January 20, 2008
Ooh Robin Givens is hot!! This movie was very good and funny! Also the late Gregory hines was excellent!
November 23, 2007
This was a cookie movie
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