Straight Out of Brooklyn
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1991
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Brian Orndorf

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
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A gritty realistic look at life in the black ghetto.

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Emanuel Levy

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

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Probes the struggles to keep hope alive in an inner city ghetto

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