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Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written by
I really liked this movie. I didn't know anything about this movie except it had poetry and was about urban african-americans. I enjoyed this movie alot. I loved the poetry in the movie too. It shows that people can change and have many different sides to them.
Plot: A poet, Ray, is put into jail for possession of 1/4 pound of weed. He can compromise, plea for 2-3 years, or fight and get 9-10. However, the movie is really about his struggle with himself and what he knows. He changes and wants to change. He does not want to end up like everybody else, and will change the world.
Acting: I really liked the acting. I especially lied the poetry that went into this movie. I think that the movie is great for its poetry alone, although the rest of the movie rocks as well. Ray is especially good, but that is in my opinion.
Presentation: A documentary-like film. This is a good style for its content. I think that the topic and its style are both ultra-realist, so the melt together perfectly.
All in all, this is a great, thought-provoking movie that contains a lot of good poetry. There isn't much to talk about without giving the film away. I like the inner struggles. All of the characters are shown to have histories and presents. The film tries to show how they got from start to present. It doesn't imply how everything will end, and I don't want to know. I like to keep guessing..............10
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