Big Words
Big Words (2013)

Set in Brooklyn on the eve of Obama's history-making election, three former members of a promising hip-hop crew cross paths again to discover that some things never change. Former frontman John, once known as Big Words, is now a working… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Drumming is able to swing from lighter comedic moments to dramatic insights while making it seem effortless.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

The nuances and layers the actors bring to these complicated, all too real characters and dynamics between them speak far more loudly than any written or spoken word, no matter how big.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

"Big Words" explores weighty themes with a very light touch.

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Kam Williams
AALBC.com

A poignant portrait of a very eventful day in the lives of a trio of African-Americans too self-absorbed to care about the fact that Barack Obama was about to win the Presidential Election that night.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

Full of ideas on art, politics, relationships, and the construction of identity, it's that rare film in which black characters aren't amped-up caricatures.

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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

While not perfect, its restrained approach makes for ideal counter-programming in which message-mongering takes backseat.

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