Posse (1993)

This fast-paced, stylized western views the traditional genre from an unusual African-American perspective, presenting the adventures of a group of escaped black soldiers as they attempt to protect a small, African-American community from… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 14, 1993
DVD Release Date: November 24, 1998
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Rousing entertainment directed by Van Peebles with a rare sense of purpose and mischief.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Part of the problem seems to have been that Van Peebles had too much to say.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Western as vanity project

James Berardinelli

Some interesting race-related points are raised, but Van Peebles disappoints by focusing instead on the standard elements of the genre.

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Steve Crum

So-so oater distinguished by Van Peebles' direction, starring.

Fred Topel

Decent western, some good shootouts and action scenes.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

An overdirected, overphotographed, overdone movie that is so distracted by its hectic, relentless style that the story line is rendered almost incoherent.

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Emanuel Levy

Van Peebles' second indie is a rousing hip-hop Western that flaunts lurid visuals at the expense of coherent narrative and sharp characterixation; a trivial and messy exercise in style.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

A stylized mess.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Interesting idea to focus on the forgotten black cowboys of the west but unfortunately Peebles doesn't do this age any justice with this bad embarrassing… More
danny d
this was better than expected. it wasnt great, but it had its bright spots.
xGary Xx
Rather trashy blaxploitation reinvention of the western, much more in the anachronistic spirit of Young Guns than Unforgiven (Tone Loc doesn't even TRY to… More