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Block Party


Genre :

Documentary, Musical

Release Date :

March 03, 2006

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Michel Gondry

Starring :

Dave Chappelle, Mos Def, Kanye West, Erykah Badu, The Fugees, Tiffany Limos, Talib Kweli, John Legend, Bilal, Big Daddy Kane, Cody ChesnuTT

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

4 of 5

“..very insightful and politically motivated concert doc..”
by Tim Cogshell [Boxoffice Magazine]
5 of 5

“..one block party you won't wanna miss..”
by [E! Online]
3.5 of 5

“..it's impossible not to get caught up in this party's good vibe..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]
3 of 4

“..is merely adequate, more of a souvenir program to a very special evening..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
4 of 4

“..a gut-wrenching, heart-breaking and rapturously uplifting examination of race, culture, community, poverty, celebrity, faith and family..”
by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
8.5 of 10

“..a great look into the mind of a comedian..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
3.5 of 5

“..a bright, bold and lively celebration of music, comedy and, perhaps most importantly, friendship..”
by Stan Urankar [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
9 of 10
Reviewed by Jeffrey Chen [Window to the Movies]
5 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Matt Weitz [The Dallas Morning News]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Steven Chupnick [MovieWeb]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Goodykoontz [The Arizona Republic]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Peter Sobczynski [EFilmCritic]
4 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Joshua Tyler [Cinema Blend]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Allison Benedikt [Chicago Tribune]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ross Anthony [Hollywood Report Card]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Reviewed by Steve Schneider [Orlando Weekly]
Reviewed by MaryAnn Johanson [The Flick Filosopher]
Reviewed by Sheri Linden [The Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Ed Halter [Village Voice]
Reviewed by Ken Eisner [Georgia Straight]

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