Fresh (1994)

A bright young African-American boy attempts to survive life in the city by acting as an errand boy for a drug dealer in this thoughtful, sharply plotted drama. Known as Fresh, the young man must use his delivery jobs to support himself and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 5, 2002
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Though its morality may be controversial, the film, an impressive debut from Boaz Yakin, deserves credit for introducing a new type of protagonist, a ghetto teenager willing to do everything and anything to escape his lot.

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Scott Weinberg

We've seen this story before, but it's told surprisingly well here.

Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Unlike John Singleton's by-the-numbers Boyz n the Hood, Boaz Yakin's Fresh doesn't rely on skeletal portrayals of life in the ghetto, or moralistic messages.

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Nick Davis
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Without a fully-formed perspective on its protagonist, Fresh remains a picture that is more powerful and affecting in concept than in actual execution.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Corky: Only reason you ain't the man is you still too goddamn little, but, when you get bigger, you gonna be the man. "Risking it all, he invents new… More
xGary Xx
One of the best of the host of urban dramas based in the projects, an uncompromising tale of inner city violence and crime seen through the eyes of a 12 year… More
James Alvarez
Samuel L. Jackson wasn't his usual over the top self. Instead he brings a great performance to a small role.
Todd Smith
A pretty good and very underrated movie. This kid is a genius and the ending was great. The only negative would have to be all the ebonics throughout which make… More
Alexander Wilson
I loved this film as a teen. Yet I think I would get slightly bored today, because its a one of story and doesn't really narrate into anything… More
John Ballantine
Interesting narcotics story simply because we have the 12 year old as the main pusher (no pun) of the plot. Sam Jackson is not shouting in this one.