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  • 2015
  • US
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa
  • Cast: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, A$AP Rocky
  • UK release: 4 September 2015

Three self-confessed nerds (Moore, Revolori and Clemons) are about to graduate from their Inglewood high school when a shoot-out draws them into the world of drugs and guns. Lively, positive and likable but also crude, with interesting characters forced to inhabit a crude caper narrative that ends up getting preachy.

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25 Jun 20153 stars

EIFF 2015: Likeable but flawed crime caper from Rick Famuyiwa, set in the hood

Coming on like 'Geekz n the Hood', Dope follows a trio of self-confessed nerds as they nervously negotiate their dicey Inglewood neighbourhood – known as 'the Bottoms' – and try to stay out of trouble. Writer-director Rick Famuyiwa's fifth film sets…


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