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.
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 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 10, 2018
The aesthetic may have changed with the passing decades, but this superfly guy remains the man of the hour.
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 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.
August 9, 2018
It's the mood that sucks you in: statement hairstyles, attention-grabbing clothes, plenty of bling, cheesy dialogue punctuated by expletives, dim lighting, enticing soundtrack and oodles of attitude.
July 31, 2018
As with the original, this is not for everyone, especially with its old school leery camerawork, but as late-night entertainment SuperFly is not without its charms.
June 27, 2018
If you're going into [this] as a fan of the original movie, you're already setting yourself up for disappointment, although it's far from a bad movie.
June 27, 2018
The end result is a pristinely-crafted remake with solid lead performances that is not hard to watch, but still could have been better.
June 21, 2018
For all its tossed-off flash, "Superfly" goes beyond the mere intricacy of its audacious plotting to suggest the cruelty, the horror, and the deceit at the heart of the American body politic.
June 20, 2018
Like a story from your drunk uncle, you strap in for a ride that is familiar, adventurous, and likely not headed to a conclusion that feels impactful. But dammit, it's a good time.
June 15, 2018
Straight crime drama, made by a music video director but not shot like a music video.... Trevor Jackson gives as charismatic performance.
June 15, 2018
What's intriguing, and occasionally even thrilling, about Director X's movie is that it's also as unabashedly cheesy as the original.
June 15, 2018
The outfits, the outfits, the outfits are amazing...This movie is crazily entertaining.
June 15, 2018
It's really stylish and has great gloss and energy about it...This definitely has the look and a lot of the very knowing trappings of music video culture.
June 15, 2018
It is the rare drug dealer film with brains. It is an astute, sharp modern take on a story that deserved an update.
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