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      The American Society of Magical Negroes

      PG-13 Released Mar 15 1 hr. 44 min. Comedy Fantasy TRAILER for The American Society of Magical Negroes: Trailer 1 List
      28% 64 Reviews Tomatometer 64% 100+ Verified Ratings Audience Score THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES is a fresh, satirical comedy inspired by the "magical negro" cinematic trope popularized in American cinema and television throughout the 20th Century and first named and criticized by filmmaker Spike Lee. Flipping the trope on its head, THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES follows a young man, Aren, who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people more comfortable. Although initially enamored with his new powers, Aren begins to question the value of using supernatural means to do the very thing he's felt obligated to do his whole life. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 03 Buy Now

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      Critics Consensus

      The American Society of Magical Negroes has a promising premise, but is too timid to fully engage with its most provocative ideas.

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      The American Society of Magical Negroes offers some funny food for thought, but it plays things too safe to reach its full potential.

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      Gwen The movie was entertaining but not worth more than 3 stars. I did like how it incorporating Gen X and Z with generations prior. It depicted how companies are created today and the billionaires who run them and especially how societies are really trying to be mindful of all people and cultures without dismissing them entirely. I wasn't especially excited about the characters. Not that it needed a big name, but the main characters, including David Alan Grier, didn't do it for me. I'd watch in on-line and not in the theatre if I had to do it over again. But it wasn't a total loss. I just didn't leave the theatre wanting more. The ending seemed forced. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/05/24 Full Review Jim S First, big applause for tackling a fairly unknown (to some) troupe, with some definite funny moments. Unfortunately, the story and writing were messy. They beat you over the head with the troupe instead of finding more clever ways to portray (ala American Fiction). The final act was well delivered but like a Chris Rock punch line, went a little too long. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review Jean The movie made no sense. Not sure who the audience was for this movie but this script should have stayed in the development room. Cheers. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review John This is a great movie. The reviews initially had me worried but after I got through the first 10 minutes the movie was quite pleasing. It is not fall out of your seat funny but it is quality. Its on my list to purchase once its available for download. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/28/24 Full Review Ted H Great premise, but sappy rom com. Sweet. No teeth. Needed Spike or Jordon Peele to bring it home. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review Gwana P I loved the movie. It is worth seeing. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/25/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Mustafa Yasar II AV Club Unfortunately, a fatal lack of consequence for the film’s world or characters prevents it from ever deepening its initial premise, or unifying the sum of its disparate parts. Rated: C Mar 27, 2024 Full Review Dwight Brown DwightBrownInk.com Even if this misguided film was a twenty-minute short, it would still be twenty-minutes too long. Rated: 1.5/4 Mar 20, 2024 Full Review tt stern-enzi WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) Once you settle in, it handles all of these aspects really well: depth, nuance, touch. Rated: B Mar 19, 2024 Full Review Emmanuel Noisette The Movie Blog "The American Society of Magical Negroes" has an alright comedic core, but its overstuffed plot and unclear focus leaves it feeling like a missed opportunity. Rated: 5.5 Apr 2, 2024 Full Review Aglaia Berlutti El nacional "The American Society of Magical Negroes" by Kobi Libii looks at racism in the world of art and literature, from a mocking point of view. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: C- Mar 29, 2024 Full Review Rendy Jones Rendy Reviews Spike Lee would be so disappointed you used his term for this. Rated: 1/5 Mar 27, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES is a fresh, satirical comedy inspired by the "magical negro" cinematic trope popularized in American cinema and television throughout the 20th Century and first named and criticized by filmmaker Spike Lee. Flipping the trope on its head, THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES follows a young man, Aren, who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people more comfortable. Although initially enamored with his new powers, Aren begins to question the value of using supernatural means to do the very thing he's felt obligated to do his whole life.
      Director
      Kobi Libii
      Executive Producer
      Mike Upton, Oren Moverman, Leonid Lebedev
      Screenwriter
      Kobi Libii
      Distributor
      Focus Features
      Production Co
      Sight Unseen Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Thematic Material|Suggestive Material|Some Strong Language)
      Genre
      Comedy, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 15, 2024, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 2, 2024
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.5M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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