Cotton Comes to Harlem
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

One of the prototypes of the blaxploitation genre, the film was Ossie Davis' directing debut. The story concerns two Harlem cops (Godfrey Cambridge, E. St. Jacques) who investigate an Afro-centric preacher (Calvin Lockhart) and come to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 26, 2001
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Harlem is mostly about the ride, with chases and barbed banter urging the movie along, keeping the whole endeavor light on its toes.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the earliest and best Blaxploitation films.

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Chris Weber
Although often considered a forerunner of "blaxploitation", I wouldn't disagree with you if you called this a full on blaxploitation film.… More
Lesley N
One of the very earliest blaxploitation films (1970), and not the best either (the books are better). S'ok.
Cassandra Maples
This is one of the funniest movies of the early 1970's. The story, the acting as well as the characters helped to make this a great film. In many ways this… More
Ken Stachnik
It's no Coffy, but it's a lot of fun.