Straight Out of Brooklyn
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Straight Out of Brooklyn
Matty Rich's Straight out of Brooklyn is an unflinching portrait of an African-American family struggling to survive in a Brooklyn housing project. The family's oldest son (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) decides that the easiest way to get his family out of the projects is by robbing a local drug dealer, but that plan turns disastrous when the pusher and his gang track the boy and his family down. Rich was only 19 years old at the time he wrote and directed Straight out of Brooklyn (he also appears as Larry in the film). ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"Awfully difficult to watch outside of its 1991 womb, with its limitations cringe-inducing, reducing a powerful statement of frustration to no-budget After School Special."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"A gritty realistic look at life in the black ghetto."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Though amateurish and technically raw, the film offers a fresh insider's view of the disintegration of one black family, serving as a microcosm of the entire inner-city black community"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Probes the struggles to keep hope alive in an inner city ghetto"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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