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Superfly (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Superfly updates the blaxploitation original with a stylish remake that's short on social subtext, but still exciting and visually arresting enough to offer its own slickly staged action rewards.

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Superfly -- the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel -- is reimagined with Director X, director of legendary music videos (Drake, Rihanna), introducing it to a new generation. The screenplay is by Alex Tse.

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Trevor Jackson
as Youngblood Priest
Jennifer Morrison
as Detective Mason
Andrea Londo
as Cynthia
Jacob Ming-Trent
as Fat Freddie
Omar Chaparro
as Adalberto
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The new Superfly seems...like an embarrassing throwback.

June 21, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

For all its tossed-off flash, "Superfly" goes beyond the mere intricacy of its audacious plotting to suggest the cruelty, the horror, and the deceit at the heart of the American body politic.

June 21, 2018 | Full Review…

For all its pulpy, genre-movie intentions, SuperFly is virtually crippled by its own ludicrousness.

June 15, 2018 | Full Review…

It's really stylish and has great gloss and energy about it...This definitely has the look and a lot of the very knowing trappings of music video culture.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

"Superfly" escapes superficiality thanks largely to strong performances from Jackson; Jason Mitchell as Priest's workmanlike partner, Eddie, and Michael Kenneth Williams as Priest's mentor, Scatter.

June 14, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A more seasoned director of narrative features might've figured of how to sustain these high points. But Lutz careens among tones like a chromed-out Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado that's had its brake lines cut.

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…
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