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Critic Reviews for Shottas
It's tough to imagine how someone could make a movie about Jamaican gangsterism that's so devoid of political content, but that's hardly Silvestra's biggest problem.
Shottas has everything a bad music video should have -- close-ups of foreign sports cars, women with painful-looking implants stepping in and out of hot tubs, ugly men with gold teeth waving around automatics.
Stars from reggae and other musical worlds give acting a try in Shottas, a witless, misogynistic, gratuitously violent, drug-culture-worshiping film.
Writer-director Cess Silvera delivers an empty, bullet-riddled exploitation combo of attitude and poses.
Unless you love senseless violence and gratuitous shots of fake breasts, you might want to listen with your eyes closed.
Who says they don't write good women's roles anymore? The females on view fall into two prototypes: Hot Tub Chippie No. 2 or Plastic Surgery Fire Sale Victim No. 3.
Audience Reviews for Shottas
A true classic gangster movie. The Italians have Godfather and Good Fellas. African Americans have Belly and Menace To Society. Jamaicans now have Shottas!
A few good songs in it, but even the volume is all bungled up, making it not worthwhile unless you are a delinquent juvenile with visions of taiwanese-blinged grandeur
I really didn't like this much, but I am normally not a fan of gangster movies. The stars are for the unbelievably awesome soundtrack.
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