Player Hating: A Love Story
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Half-a-Mill is a 26 year old hip hop artist from the Albany Projects in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. By the time he was seven, Half was sharing a gun with his brother, 'cause he was sick of people putting their guns in his face in the elevator of his building, and not being able to do anything about it. Half's been running with the same ten guys, since he was real little, and they're his crew. But he's the one that will take all of them out of the projects because he's been signed by the indie music label, Warlock Records. Half and his crew are doing most of the work to launch… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a sobering slice of life that puts actual faces to local violent crime statistics."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"A rare insider glimpse at a lifestyle of deprivation that drums all ambition out of some youngsters, and pushes others to do whatever they need to do and can do to succeed."
‑ Jennifer Merin, About.com
"A sad chronicle of absent fathers and messed-up mothers, drugs as currency and violence as the period at the end of every argument."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Hardcore investigation of ghetto life is undoubtedly powerful but proves perplexing, intent-wise."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"[Cuts] through the clichés about "thug life" to capture how violence is an integral, corrosive part of inner-city life."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"One of the more intimate and revealing looks at American projects ever made; it's assured and empathetic without indulging in fashionable white guilt."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
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