Slam Reviews

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February 7, 2019
the tension between these two positions engenders a critical dialectic along the Lucky Country's well-guarded borders of race, class and gender.
April 11, 2018
Suffused with an emphatic but completely vague sociopolitical anger, Slam can't get beyond reiterating familiar sentiments about genocidal cycles of violence and black male prison statistics.
December 1, 2006
Part gritty prison drama, part inner-city chronicle, the energetic Slam defies easy categorization, serving as a compelling plea for black males of how to survive in oppressive society. The film won the 1998 Sundance Jury Award for Best Drama.
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The fiction element of the film, instead of driving Levin to deeper truths, delivers him toward triteness and manipulation.
January 1, 2000
Slam is a fable disguised as a slice of life, and cobbled together out of too many pieces that don't fit smoothly together. It's moving, but not as effective as it could have been.
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
A powder keg of a movie, exploding with emotional honesty and truth and the exuberant passion of raw young talent.
January 1, 2000
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