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Superfly Reviews

September 14, 2018
Director X...can't seem to differentiate between the strip-club aesthetics of a rap video and the demands of a full-length feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 9, 2018
The whole thing plays like a fancy dress parody of a crime movie, except nobody seems to be having much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 21, 2018
The new Superfly seems...like an embarrassing throwback.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2018
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 15, 2018
For all its pulpy, genre-movie intentions, SuperFly is virtually crippled by its own ludicrousness.
June 15, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 14, 2018
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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June 14, 2018
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
Superfly has a long way to go to be considered a great movie, but it's not a particularly bad one, either.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 13, 2018
The new Superfly isn't a great work of artistry or of cheap thrills - it's so in between it's practically bourgeois - but in the swagger department, it just squeaks by.
June 13, 2018
It feels like the reason for remaking "Super Fly" got lost along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 13, 2018
The film's strip-club-and-slo-mo aesthetic is yanked right out of any number of hip-hop videos - and also about as deep.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 13, 2018
SuperFly isn't challenging or groundbreaking, but at least it lives up to its title.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 13, 2018
Did the original "Super Fly" need to be remade? Not really.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 13, 2018
The gold rings and watches, the champagne in the club under a falling rain of bills, the rich velvet of Priest's double-breasted evening jackets-this movie is all about beautiful, pricey surfaces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 13, 2018
You'll have fun, but you won't be challenged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2018
In this misbegotten update, Travis Jackson is upstaged by his upswept hair. If hair could act, the Jackson tresses would be up for a follicular Oscar. Too bad Director X gets lost in ambitions he has no idea how to execute. What a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 13, 2018
Jackson's uninspiring performance only serves to highlight the film's other weaknesses, like the corny aphorisms that pepper its dialogue and the much-hyped soundtrack...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 12, 2018
Alex Tse's script adheres to the basic outline of the original while sprinkling in some fresh touches. Director X nimbly moves the various chess pieces of the plot about while showing a distinctive flair for outlandish action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2018
How Youngblood Priest deals with the Man this time around may be the stuff of purest revenge fantasy, but it also touches a nerve that is hard to dismiss as anything but real.
June 12, 2018
A bizarrely watchable and often funny confluence of thug life and B-movie campiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2018
[A] grungy, fairly entertaining remake...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2018
Superfly is a visual treat that embellishes Director X's signature kaleidoscopic visuals with an uncanny knack for storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2018
The nuance-free script, by Alex Tse, sometimes results in an unintentional laugh, but the film overall is more entertaining than not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2018
Lacking the grit and shock factor of the original, this version is just corny and dated.
| Original Score: 2/4
June 12, 2018
In the end, it feels as if both Superfly and the audience got their money's worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 12, 2018
You never lose track of where Priest is trying to go, or why he's trying to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 12, 2018
Director X nods to the original movie but also smartly insists on finding more within its violently pursued "American Dream" narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2018
A delightful surprise: funny, brutal, stylish, and thoughtful. It updates the blaxploitation genre with wit and resonance.
June 12, 2018
Extravagance acts as its own currency in the stunt-or-be-stunted-upon culture Youngblood vows to fight his way out of, and X fits right in with his penchant for overflowing aesthetic opulence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2018
A stale remake with nothing new to say.
June 12, 2018
A competent yet glossy and hermetic street-hustle drug thriller, less a new urban myth than a lavishly concocted episode. It holds your attention yet leaves you with nothing.
June 12, 2018
In this film's 21st-century Atlanta, "The Man" never really manifests. Greed and corruption are themselves the magnetic fields that pull together would-be players - white, Latino and African-American.