(1999)

Critic Reviews

59

Metascore

Based on 19 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Chicago Tribune
Eighty-six minutes proves to be more than enough time to spend with these characters, but the Hughes Brothers make the case that this is a subculture as compelling as it is repellent.
75
New York Daily News
Genuinely entertaining and, thanks to a well of self-deluded quotes from the men, shockingly funny.
75
Portland Oregonian
Entertaining, disturbing, sad, outrageous and often hilarious.
70
What we are left with is a mildly entertaining "man on the street" gloss, seasoned with fragments from blaxploitation movies and music by Isaac Hayes, Marvin Gaye and others.
70
Village Voice
Alternately mind-expanding and brain-numbing.
63
New York Post
Unfortunately, you really only hear about prostitution from the side of the pimp.
60
Chicago Reader
One gets a pungent look at what makes being a pimp look attractive to some people in certain circumstances.
60
TV Guide Magazine
It's funny stuff, though most of the pimps seem like such buffoons it's hard to imagine how they actually make a living.
50
Austin Chronicle
Fascinating, partly because of its originality.
50
Lushly entertaining, and its subjects are terrific storytellers with style to burn.

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