Hell Up In Harlem
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This hastily assembled sequel to the blaxploitation hit Black Caesar downplays the gritty drama of that film to create a pure action tale with a comic book flavor. The story begins with badly wounded crimelord Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson) escaping an assassination attempt masterminded by corrupt District Attorney DiAngelo (Gerald Gordon) with the help of his estranged father, Papa Gibbs (Julius Harris). When DiAngelo's thugs attempt to kill him, Papa fights back and joins his son's criminal organization, a move that angers Gibb's top henchman Zach (Tony King). As Tommy and Papa… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Preposterously rousing"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"An implausible and near-uninteresting follow-up to Cohen's superior "Black Caesar.""
‑ Aaron Hillis, Premiere Magazine
"Lacks nearly everything that made its predecessor so groovy."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Aside from the film's social commentary misfires, there are implausible aspects of each and every scene."
‑ Jon Lap, Apollo Guide
"The film lives up to its intentions of being an exploitation film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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