Filly Brown
Filly Brown (2013)

FILLY BROWN is an inspiring and gritty portrait of a young artist's striving to find her voice and seize her dreams without compromise. Majo Tonorio, a.k.a. "Filly Brown," is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 30, 2013
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean O'Connell
Washington Post

A routine music business cautionary tale, the film shuffles its decks ever so slightly by casting a Latino actress as its lead, but doesn't do enough to shed the exasperating confines of the star-is-born genre.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Unfortunately, the film is marred by a story, situations and stereotypical characters that strike all-too-familiar chords.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

However much earnest commitment and passion that the cast lend to their roles, it ultimately cannot overcome the routine structure and approach to the overall execution.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

More heartfelt, humanistic, and entertaining than such a clichéd showbiz cautionary tale has any right to be.

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Robert Koehler
Variety

A trite piece of storytelling, with character development and plot points that feel not so much lived in as borrowed from other movies.

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Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine

The movie works best as a showcase for Rodriguez, transcending its simplistic script and clichéd plot in snatches -- when its leading lady is at the mike and especially in the film's final awkward family reunion.

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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times

Almost despite our will, the cast keeps us invested in Filly's furious resurrection.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

Gina Rodriguez's magnetic star turn keeps this often overwrought film engaging, even when the script lets her down.

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Louis Black
Austin Chronicle

Sure, we've all seen this story before, but that doesn't hamper this film from being enormously entertaining, with riveting performances, great beats, and poetic rhymes.

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