Brandon is a 15 year old whose dream is a pair of fresh Air Jordans. Soon after he gets his hands on them, they're stolen by a local hood, causing Brandon and his two friends to go on a dangerous mission through Oakland to retrieve them.
Fifteen-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy, assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone - even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by Flaco, a local hood. Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers.
Kicks is a harsh realistic portrait of morally collapsed society - where violence is the main fact that decides "who you're".
Not even a single positive figure, never a trace of law, state. All families -if they are families- are degenerated, no hope for a dignified life.
No education, no vocation, no profession; nothing at all.
Where everybody is drugged and even drug dealer.
Kicks is beautifully shot. And rises with very well acting. Ali is a shining star but Siriboe I liked much. You can't help hating him.
The day dreams of Brandon (Guillory) is a well designed contrast which maintaince dynamism to the flick.
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