Coffy (1973)

Pam Grier bares both breasts and bullets for a potent combination in Jack Hill's blaxploitation classic. Grier plays Coffy, a nurse who never sees an operating theater, instead preferring the street theater of violent confrontation,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 26, 2001
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Jack Hill directs for maximal suspense, violence, and voyeuristic appeal (which Grier certainly embodies).

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

Leaves a viewer with the happy thought that she now can get back to nursing and away from films like Coffy.

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Fernando F. Croce

Grier is the movie's bristling force

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Grier, a statuesque actress with a body she doesn't hesitate to show, is strongly cast. Booker Bradshaw as a city politician and William Elliott as an honest cop score well.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Coffy is slightly more serious and a little more inventive than it needs to be.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

If you're looking for nonstop, no-holds-barred exploitation, look no further. Pam Grier's first solo starring role is an enormously entertaining black action classic.

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Time Out

The world Coffy inhabits is revealed as one where social, sexual and political exploitation are simply the norms.

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Josh Larsen

Are these righteous breasts, or breasts of righteousness? Can they really be both at once?

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film totally revolves around Pam and she carries the film with a lethal and sexy punch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
While this film isn't 100% great as far as technical stuff, or acting, it definitely promises what it delivers. This is one of the most famous,… More
Tim Salmons
Outside of Car Wash, this was my first foray into blacksploitation, much to my shame. So with that, I revel in just how fantastically awesome Coffy is. This… More
Cassandra Maples
If you only watch one blaxploitation movie make it this one. There is much fun to be had in many films of the genre, but here the central performance by Pam… More
Adam Mahler
weird: celebrates vengeance against the whites and black pimps sexually objectifying Coffy but the camera ogles Pam Grier's body whether she's lost a… More
Anthony Lawrie
Another great Grier/Hill blaxploitation collaboration, you just know somebody?s gonna lose a dick!
Ken Stachnik
Pam Grier maybe the biggest badass...ever

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