Wild Style


Wild Style (2013)


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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 (7)

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…

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…
Time Out
Top Critic

Wild Style lacks a lot of the style of the people in it, but it never neutralizes their vitality.

Aug 30, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5

Hip-hop rolls on tractor treads now, unafraid to colonize those who hesitate, but in 1982 it was small, self-selecting, and as specific to New York as the World Trade Center.

Sep 16, 2003 | Full Review…

It's a fascinating time capsule, worth examining for anyone interested in the cultural roots of hip hop.

May 29, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

The pacing is slow -- inexcusable in a film about music -- except when hip-hop takes over, and Ahearn wisely gives plenty of screen time to the likes of Busy Bee, Rock Steady Crew, and Fab Five Freddy.

May 11, 2001 | Full Review…

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