(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
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
Fascinating, partly because of its originality.
50
Lushly entertaining, and its subjects are terrific storytellers with style to burn.

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