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Roxanne Roxanne (2017)




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The story of pioneering hip hop artist Lolita Shanté "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden, who rose to prominence in the burgeoning hip hop scene at the age of 14 in 1984 with "Roxanne's Revenge", a rebuttal to U.T.F.O.'s "Roxanne Roxanne" told from the titular character's point of view. Her "answer record" sparked a slew of musical replies from dozens of hip hop artists joining the fray.


Critic Reviews for Roxanne Roxanne

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

A musical biopic with plenty of swagger and style that will get hip hop fans of a certain age nostalgically swooning over vintage track suits and old-school dance moves.

March 1, 2017 | Full Review…

While there are some plot holes, the story we see on screen of a young girl's fierce determination is riveting, and the performances are deeply memorable.

March 1, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A skillful and ironically gripping coming-of-age movie: a hip-hop anti-biopic.

January 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Inserting itself almost immediately into hip-hop movie history, this is a passionate restoration of Roxanne Shanté's story.

January 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Roxanne Roxanne is a story that needed to be told, And if you are familiar with the story you will likely to find it bold, but it needs just a bit more guidance and perhaps more time, to truly let the story of this forgotten star shine.

November 15, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A star is born in Chante Adams in a musical biopic that's filled with energy.

January 29, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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