Rockers
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Rockers was made after the the stunning success of the independently made 1972 hit The Harder They Come, which introduced North Americans to reggae music and the Rastafarian lives of many Jamaicans. In the story, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, who has been a drummer in reggae bands, decides to try and give his fellow musicians an even break by becoming a record distributor. When local gangsters rip him off and stop his budding music venture cold, his fellow musicians decide to rob the robbers. Practically everyone in this film, beginning with its star, were reggae musicians who were… More
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"An excellent soundtrack, and an endearingly witty script which digresses through explanations of the Rasta faith and countless idiosyncratic solidarity rituals, make for a delightful piece of whimsy."
‑ , Time Out
"The sheer life in Rockers has survived well."
‑ Michael Thomson, BBC.com
"Rockers is heavily didactic about the tenets of Rastafarianism, but it's also lighthearted, offering much the same dichotomy reggae music does."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Rockers spins realist connections from de Sica to Shaft."
‑ Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner
"Sounds from the golden age of reggae pulse through this breezy 1978 drama."
‑ Ted Shen, Chicago Reader
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