Life Is Hot in Cracktown
Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

Based on writer/director Buddy Giovinazzo's novel of the same name, Life Is Hot in Cracktown explores how crack cocaine infiltrated the streets of urban America by following the journeys of four people whose lives are on a tragic… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 25, 2009
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

While Giovinazzo's crude approach undercuts his occasional stab at gravitas, Cracktown's cast keeps things in the ballpark of relatable humanity.

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Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

One part Crash and one part Menace II Society.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

Life goes far past the boiling point for most of the characters in this hilariously overwrought ghetto soap opera from cult writer-director Buddy Giovinazzo.

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Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com

Aside from tremendous performances given by Washington and Rasuk, the bleakness in 'Cracktown' doesn't offer a solution that leaves a positive outlook on life.

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Clay Cane
BET.com

There are no positive characters in Cracktown. No voice of reason; just the reality of dire circumstances, which cannot be tied up in a pretty Hollywood bow.

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Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com

About as credible as a middle school production of Death of a Salesman. The unspectacular storylines plod along, dragged down by lackluster performances and sloppy direction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Calvin
This is garbage. There's no reason to follow the lives of a single character involved, they're all one-dimensional losers. The writer doesn't… More
Christopher Brown
The great Buddy Giovinazzo returns after a painfully long hiatus with this fantastically titled masterpiece. It's as if Abel Ferrara and Robert Altman… More

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