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1/10
What did I just watch?
MovieCriticOnline11 June 2022
It looked like an ultra low budget indie project done for youtube. The acting was so hammy fresh off a 90s WB sitcom. Then the ridiculous corny musical score and awful "Halloween" "70s" wardrobes were laughable.

There was not an ounce of screen that made me believe it was taken place in the 70s

If you ignore all that, and I couldn't, you are still faced with writing that doesn't allow you to escape a minute without some racial reference to every stereotype ever to walk Earth. The sexy sassy strong black woman, the smooth quick witted strong black man to the dopey evil corporate white men and poster love child hippies, this was offensively unfunny.

This movie didn't know if it wanted to be a comedy, drama, TV movie, historical piece of art. It was all over the place.

If you are looking for a cheaply made film, bad acting, writing and directing filled with cliches this is for you.

SKIP IT, Skip it real good.
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4/10
Interesting story, poorly executed.
stevelivesey6714 June 2022
Low budget, badly directed and edited. Poorly written. Poor acting, except for Colter. Why the voiceover? And all the white people are racist?!

It's a shame, as there is a story to be told here, just not this way.
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8/10
Famiiar Stories
nigelgatherer11 June 2022
This film tells one of thousands - hundreds of thousands - of stories of injustices in 20th century America. A country with such a rich and fascinating mix of ethnicities, but such a deplorable record of dealing with it. The film is "based on a true story" - and a real person - but I imagine most of it is fiction. That's alright: it's a movie, after all, but the scenes portrayed really happened on a daily basis to many, many African Americans. Anybody who thought that San Francisco might be more enlightened on race issues than, say, the Deep South would do well to watch I'm Charlie Walker.

I enjoyed watching the film. Unlike another reviewer, I thought the acting was good, and the story unfolded well. Mike Colter was a good Charlie Walker and at the end, where we caught a short clip of the real Charlie, underlined why he was a good choice.
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9/10
Important Film. Fun Ride, and excellent acting!
danielberger-2489530 June 2022
Really enjoyed this film as it is a story that I never heard about yet found myself searching for more info after watching. Acting all around is excellent and the narrationb immerses you more into the story. Mike Colter is so good as Charlie Walker and his wife is played by Safiya Fredericks who is a star on the rise to look out for. The film makes you think about the racial barriers Charlie faced in 1971 and many of those barriers mirror what our society is going through today. I have to vehemently disagree with one of the other reviews on here but hey it's art and everyone can share their opinion. I have read that this was an independently financed film and its a huge accomplishment what the producers did here with a moderate budget. Will definitely recommend to all my friends.
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7/10
Hippie Volunteers
nogodnomasters9 July 2022
Warning: Spoilers
Charlie Walker was a black man trying to run his own trucking business in racist San Francisco in 1971. When an oil spill happened, it was all hands on deck and even Walker (Mike Colter) got a piece of the action. Charlie took a section of beach no one wanted and was able to get it cleaned up. In doing so he used his charm, wits, and a bit of graft in order to get things done.

It was an entertaining film. I have never heard of Charlie Walker before this.

Guide: F-word. Sex. Nudity.
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