Film Review: Dope

DIRECTOR: Rick Famuyiwa STARRING: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Rakim Mayers, Blake Anderson, Bruce Beatty, Zoë Kravitz, De’aundre Bonds, Julian Brand, Quincy Brown, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise USA 2015


Cheerful and smart, Rick Famuyiwa coming-of-age teen movie totally justifies the hype. It’s not very often that nowadays we can blend comedy with a political-social punch on it without any kind of fear of sounding predictable. Featuring an impressive performance from Shameik Moore, Dope is a fresh indie-geeky take, that dares and is different, somehow between the Pineapple Express mess, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off slackerness and Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever political agenda. A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance, Dope is a full time adventure into surviving, party, dope, planning the future, being a geek and trying to avoid trouble in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Words by Fausto Casais

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