Baadasssss!
Baadasssss! (2003)

In 1971, filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles released his third film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, which he wrote, directed, and scored. Despite boasting an all-black cast, an X rating, a low budget, and a decidedly non-Hollywood… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 14, 2004
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Rotten Tomatoes™
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91%
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84%



Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An entertaining and intriguing tribute to a father from his son.

David Denby
New Yorker

It's an exhausting, and exhaustingly pleasurable, entertainment.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Van Peebles' stiff, needlessly flashy direction lacks the energy this material required to become truly transporting, and the relationships between the characters, particularly the father and son, is never convincing.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is excellent and well worth the watch for any artist.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's a great story and well worth remembering.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Not just forgiving toward the elder Van Peebles, it's filled with a spirit of comic amazement about what he accomplished.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

...successfully capture a spirit largely missing in American cinema...

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Effectively raw and stylish.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

A reminder that good intentions don't always make for good movies.

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Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

A loving, even moving, homage to a man whose influence still reverberates today.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
Ever wonder what it would be like to make your own film without a studio to support you and no money in the bank to fund it. Well, thankfully Mario Van… More
Lesley N
Not so much a documentary (though its filmed like one) but a drama showing how Melvin Van Peebles' "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." got… More
Neum Daddy
[left][font=Arial][size=2]My co-workers are silly. Thank goodness. Recently, one of them was out of town, and left his sea monkeys on his desk… More
Brian R
This is a great film, a film I would have definetly want to make about learning how to make and finance an independent picture while risking everything on the… More
John Ballantine
I never saw an original Melvin Van Peebles film but after seeing Baadasssss..I don't know where these films have been throughout my life. A fabulous and… More
Wu Chouin
Nice slice of black cinema history.