Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song Reviews

Top Critic
Michael Kerbel
Village Voice
January 18, 2013
The first black director to break into commercial cinema, Van Peebles obviously feels deeply about black oppression. But he has chosen, paradoxically, to make the kinds of unrealistic films for which blacks have justly criticized white film-makers.
Top Critic
Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Most of the many vignettes are absorbing in themselves, notably an encounter with a white motorcycle gang.
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 13, 2007
A shrewd and powerful mix of commercial ingredients and ideological intent.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Totally uncompromising and grindingly repetitive, the film nevertheless accumulates a kind of hallucinatory groove, with unexpected shafts of bizarre humour and vigorous, experimental new wave direction.
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Instead of dramatizing injustice, Van Peebles merchandizes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5