Superfly Reviews

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July 17, 2019
It just goes to show if you're going to remake a blaxploitation movie, it's best to temper that revolutionary edge with the right amount of pulp. SuperFly doesn't get that balance quite right, but it comes a lot closer than one would expect.
February 6, 2019
It's definitely slick and stylish, directed by noted music video auteur Director X from a script by Alex Tse, but it lacks some of the soul that made the original film so engaging and fun.
November 27, 2018
SUPERFLY turns out to not be very good. Despite boasting a director whose name screams, "TOO MUCH STYLE," the film looks generic as can be.
November 6, 2018
Profoundly sketchy, scattershot and overall unappealing in its uneven boisterous presentation, Superfly aimlessly pounds its congested chest without offering any grounded payoff in redemption or retaliation.
October 31, 2018
The super heroic version of this tale mythologizes Youngblood Priest in a new era of chaos in which threats to the black community are more amorphous and multi-faceted than they used to be.
October 24, 2018
Like watching a two-hour trap video, this Superfly is all foreplay and zero climax. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 11, 2018
In any case, those shortcomings never take away from the heart of Jackson's performance, which, despite all the ethnic stereotypes seizing in the background, is saying something.
September 18, 2018
The clothes are great. The cribs are well-appointed. The fight sequences, although too few, are nicely choreographed. Yet none of it seems to coalesce into a movie.
September 17, 2018
[This remake is] in the style of one of those controversial 'gangsta rap' music videos that celebrate criminal wealth, gun violence and the sexual objectification of women. Doesn't really chime with the times, does it?
September 14, 2018
Director X...can't seem to differentiate between the strip-club aesthetics of a rap video and the demands of a full-length feature film.
September 13, 2018
An unlikable misfire of a film, with only a few decent performances on hand to make it worth your while.
September 12, 2018
The early scenes are so full of bling and macho posturing that you half suspect the film must be intended as a spoof.
September 10, 2018
The aesthetic may have changed with the passing decades, but this superfly guy remains the man of the hour.
September 6, 2018
The message is outdated.
August 28, 2018
What this film lacks in originality, it makes up for in zest.
August 27, 2018
It does have style, though, and something relevant to say.
August 26, 2018
Superfly wants to bank off the title of a genre classic without keeping the spirit of the genre alive. It needs more verve than gloss and more brains than bullets.
August 24, 2018
While Trevor Jackson displays an outstanding performance, SuperFly is a technically poorly constructed remake that still glorifies sex and violence.
August 21, 2018
SuperFly is an overall fun but flawed entry into the Neo-Blaxploitation genre.
August 17, 2018
[This] full-bodied remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film might not be much of a morality tale but it is a very well-constructed crime drama, directed by Julien Christian Lutz who apparently has a great love for the vernacular of the streets.
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