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Better Mus' Come (2010)

| Action, Crime, Drama | 2011 (USA)
The film follows warring political factions in 1970s Jamaica as they enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies, and advance their political agenda. It is a fictionalized ... See full summary »

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Storm Saulter

Writers:

Storm Saulter (story) (as Storm), Paul Bucknor (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheldon Shepherd ... Ricky
Sky Nicole Grey Sky Nicole Grey ... Kemala (as Nicole 'Sky' Grey) (as Nicole Grey)
Ricardo Orgil Ricardo Orgil ... Flames
Everaldo Creary ... Shortman
Duane Pusey Duane Pusey ... Dogheart (as Duayne Pusey)
Ifidel Williams Ifidel Williams ... Paulie
Sage the Poet Sage the Poet ... Ras David (as Jerome Butler)
Dennis Hall Dennis Hall ... Souls
Chris McFarlane Chris McFarlane ... Army Major (as Chris Mcfarlane)
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Prime Minister
Carl Williams Carl Williams ... JLP Opposition MP
Terri An Davis Terri An Davis ... Shari (as Terian Dias)
Boyd Grant Boyd Grant ... Kapow
Hugh Douse Hugh Douse ... Foreman
Volier Johnson Volier Johnson ... Taxi Driver
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The film follows warring political factions in 1970s Jamaica as they enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies, and advance their political agenda. It is a fictionalized dramatization of real historical events, specifically, the Green Bay Massacre, where the government finally tracked down these gangs and had systematically wiped out. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Jamaica

Release Date:

2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Better Must Come See more »

Filming Locations:

Jamaica

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Quotes

Rasta Elder: Two roads before you, take your choice. I don't come to preach any doctrine unto you. I can't correct you. You have to correct yourself. You have to know yourself, now, and if you see yourself as a murderer, then go and murder. If righteousness is your calling, then become righteous. But you cannot fight the "righteous battle" with "weapons of war." Or else you've joined "the army of destruction."
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Detour
Performed by The Viceroys
From the album "Inna De Yard Volume 2"
Courtesy of Makasound
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Not bad, but too derivative
12 October 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

BETTER MUS' COME seems to be Jamaica's answer to CITY OF GOD, a sprawling, street-based epic of gang violence and warring factions during a tumultuous period of the country's history. It's a familiar effort that can't hold a candle to the excellent Brazilian film which it copies, but it may be worth a look for fans of gritty, realistic thrillers.

The setting is the 1970s, when politics in the country took on a violent turn as each politician faction spawned its own gang. Gun violence and brutal beatings are the order of the day here, and at times BETTER MUS' COME manages to capture the hand-held intensity of CITY OF GOD, but overall it's a far cry from the sheer quality of that film. I just didn't particularly care about any of the characters, even though they're drawn from life, and the violent antics of the storyline left me cold.


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