Wild Style


Wild Style

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This docudrama celebrates the colorful lives of teens who live in the South Bronx. There they are seen break dancing, creating graffiti art, and listening to raucous rap. The slim story centers on Zoro, who likes to spray-paint subway cars. He gets a break when he is hired to decorate a platform for an upcoming rap concert. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Lee George Quinones
as Raymond 'Zoro'
Patti Astor
as Virginia
Fab 5 Freddy
as Fab 5 Freddy
Grandmaster Flash
as Grand Master Flash
Easy A.D.
as Cold Crush Brother
Almighty K.G.
as Cold Crush Brother
Grandmaster Caz
as Cold Crush Brother
Charlie Chase
as Cold Crush Brother
Frosty Freeze
as Rock Steady Crew
Tony Tone
as Cold Crush Brother
Cold Crush Brothers
as Cold Crush Brother
Mr. Freeze
as Rock Steady Crew
Prince Ken Swift
as Rock Steady Crew
Bill Rice
as Television Producer
Lisa Lee
as Herself
Busy Bee
as Himself
Master Rob
as Fantastic Freaks
Rubie Dee
as Fantastic Freaks
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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (2)

  • Charlie Ahearn's groundbreaking film about hip-hop, graffiti, break dancing, and rap in eighties New York celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new 35-mm. print.

    Nov 10, 2008 | Full Review…
  • A poorly-acted shambles.

    Aug 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • Nothing else comes close to capturing the atmosphere of the early days of hip-hop and spraycan art, of the burned-out and derelict Bronx.

    Aug 10, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This unpolished but authentic film, a drama with the honesty of a documentary, shows hip-hop pure and unvarnished.

    Aug 10, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The acting is stilted, and the story almost non-existent. But that isn't the point, Wild Style is a cult classic - indisputably the most important hip hop movie, ever.

    Aug 10, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    David Mattin

    Top Critic
  • Mixing early-'80s nostalgia with mild social anthropology, the film successfully crystallises the optimism and vivacity of the early New York hip hop scene and suggests that film and TV portrayals of the Bronx as a savage and inhospitable hellhole were pe

    Jan 26, 2006 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
    Top Critic

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