Hell Up in Harlem
Hell Up in Harlem (1973)

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)… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 16, 2001
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce

Preposterously rousing

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Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine

An implausible and near-uninteresting follow-up to Cohen's superior "Black Caesar."

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Lacks nearly everything that made its predecessor so groovy.

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Jon Lap
Apollo Guide

Aside from the film's social commentary misfires, there are implausible aspects of each and every scene.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film lives up to its intentions of being an exploitation film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Picking up (in a slightly shortened and retconned form) where Black Caesar left off, this direct sequel, while fun, is a but of a letdown. Oh, it's… More
Cassandra Maples
I loved Larry Cohen and Fred Williamson's previous collaboration 'Black Caesar', one of the toughest and most enjoyable movies of the early 70s… More