Slam
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SLAM centers on Raymond Joshua, a gifted rapper/poet in Washington D.C. who is arrested on a petty drug charge and is swallowed up by the capital's criminal justice system. In prison, he meets Lauren Bell, a beautiful writing teacher who recognizes Raymond's unique talents and inspires him to use his unique power of creative expression.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

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"Part gritty prison drama, part inner-city chronicle, the energetic Slam defies easy categorization, serving as a compelling plea for black males of how to survive in oppressive society. The film won the 1998 Sundance Jury Award for Best Drama."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"The fiction element of the film, instead of driving Levin to deeper truths, delivers him toward triteness and manipulation."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"A powder keg of a movie, exploding with emotional honesty and truth and the exuberant passion of raw young talent."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"This film can be valued for its energetic performances."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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