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      Fly by Night

      R 1993 1 hr. 33 min. Drama List
      Reviews 17% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Three New York rappers (Jeffrey D. Sams, Ron Brice, Daryl Mitchell), with nothing in common but their music, struggle to gain acceptance. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member If Wild Style wasn't enough for us to sit through, we also had to watch Fly By Night. You'd expect a movie about hip hop coming from a couple of Jewish white guys to be funny, but it was really just so bad that it was boring. They had ideas that they wanted to throw in, but they never cared enough to smoothly transition throughout the story. "Here is a character, wait 40 minutes and we will bring him back to preach to you guys." No thanks, unless you want to make me care about the characters or situations through actual good filmmaking. We hear tons of times that the music is filled with violence and they grew up around drugs, but we never see it (except for the violent concert right after it was brought up). I never once felt what these guys might have been going through to care about a single thing they were claiming to rap about. The only thing I can say is that it was funny when it tried to be once, which was the beginning with I-Tick staring into the camera and rapping. Other than that: awful. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com The black rap scene deserves a better film than this Sundance indie, which encompasses too many issues, none too deep. Rated: C+ Apr 29, 2011 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 5, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Three New York rappers (Jeffrey D. Sams, Ron Brice, Daryl Mitchell), with nothing in common but their music, struggle to gain acceptance.
      Director
      Steve Gomer
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 6, 2004
      Sound Mix
      Stereo