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SuperFly (2018)

Superfly (original title)
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With retirement on his mind, a successful young drug dealer sets up one last big job, while dealing with trigger-happy colleagues and the police.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Jackson ... Youngblood Priest
Jason Mitchell ... Eddie
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Scatter
Lex Scott Davis ... Georgia
Jennifer Morrison ... Detective Mason
Kaalan Walker Kaalan Walker ... Juju (as Kaalan 'KR' Walker)
Esai Morales ... Adalberto Gonzalez
Andrea Londo ... Cynthia
Big Bank Black Big Bank Black ... Q
Big Boi ... Mayor Atkins (as Antwan 'Big Boi' Patton)
Jacob Ming-Trent ... Fat Freddy
Brian F. Durkin ... Officer Turk Franklin (as Brian Durkin)
Dominique Madison ... Rochelle
Angel Love Angel Love ... Hot Coco
Terayle Hill ... Dee
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When Priest, a young but experienced coke dealer in Atlanta, realizes it's time to get out of the trade, he risks it all on one last score. Double-crossing his mentor, Priest heads to Mexico to connect with the cartel that serves as the source of his product. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence and language throughout, strong sexuality, nudity, and drug content | See all certifications »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

13 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,870,740, 17 June 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,545,116, 9 August 2018
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film director, Director X l, a.k.a Little X, was a visual consultant on director Hype William's 1998 classic "hood" film: Belly. Some of the visual aesthetics seen in Belly are updated in SuperFly. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Superfly (2018) See more »

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Show My Chain Some Love
Written by Future (as Nayvadius Wilburn), Young Thug (as Jeffery Lamar Williams) and Willie J. Byrd
Produced by Will A Fool
Performed by Future featuring Young Thug
Future appears courtesy of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment/Freebandz
Young Thug appears courtesy of 300/Atlantic Recording Corporation
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"Superfly" is Harmless Pulp in a Serious World
14 June 2018 | by travishouzeSee all my reviews

If you walk into Superfly with the intention of not taking it seriously....it's actually pretty fun for all the wrong reasons. What makes Superfly work is its jaded views on street credibility and several of the lead actors to bring some much needed levity to what is a rip-off of every crime drama that came before it.

The plot is all you have heard a million times before. The whole "one big score to end it all" after a traumatic moment, corrupt cops, navigating through a Mexican drug cartel, all wrapped into a copy and paste style script. What makes it a little more worth while is the rival gang Snow Patrol, which is gloriously over the top in literally all white everything and filled with actors overacting in ways I haven't seen in a movie in a long time. So it's sad to say that there is a long period where they aren't the focus and the film reverts into familiar cartel territory, which is not investing at all.

Trevor Jackson is okay in the lead role, but is clearly outstaged by his co-star Jason Mitchell, who is having more fun in the role than he is. He plays it pretty straight, but doesn't stretch his range out enough to make him captivating. Also the film runs 20 minutes too long and could have sliced a large amount of the ending to keep it more focused and internal.

Superfly is simply harmless pulp that was close to being a guilty pleasure. In a post-Black Panther world, films like Superfly will have to beef up their reasons for existing by either going all the way absurd, or just asking new questions these characteristics. It's crime isn't its influence, but instead it lacks wings to truly fly.

Rating: 4.5 / 10


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