Shottas For LifeShottas For Life is a hehind-the-scenes featurette of 'Shottas', an unapologetic raw urban drama about two young men, Wayne (Spragga Benz) and Biggs (Kymani Marley), who grow up together on the tough and dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica.Genre: DocumentaryCountry: United StatesDuration: 53 minQuality: SDRelease: 2007IMDb: 8.2Keywords:
Directors of "Shottas For Life"Michael Gillis
Critic Reviews of "Shottas For Life"NewsdayNovember 14, 2006
It's tough to imagine how someone could make a movie about Jamaican gangsterism that's so devoid of political content, but that's hardly Silvestra's biggest problem.Newark Star-LedgerNovember 10, 2006
Shottas has everything a bad music video should have -- close-ups of foreign sports cars, women with painful-looking implants stepping in and out of hot tubs, ugly men with gold teeth waving around automatics.New York TimesNovember 10, 2006
Stars from reggae and other musical worlds give acting a try in Shottas, a witless, misogynistic, gratuitously violent, drug-culture-worshiping film.Hollywood ReporterNovember 08, 2006
Writer-director Cess Silvera delivers an empty, bullet-riddled exploitation combo of attitude and poses.Miami HeraldNovember 03, 2006
Unless you love senseless violence and gratuitous shots of fake breasts, you might want to listen with your eyes closed.Chicago TribuneNovember 03, 2006
Who says they don't write good women's roles anymore? The females on view fall into two prototypes: Hot Tub Chippie No. 2 or Plastic Surgery Fire Sale Victim No. 3.Film ScoutsJune 21, 2007
A straight-ahead Jamaican gansta flick, it's a lot of fun, if empty.TV GuideNovember 03, 2006
Even with its microbudget there's enough blood, booty and bling to satisfy fans of the genre. It's also never dull, thanks to Silvera's restless pacing and a great reggae soundtrack.Reel.comNovember 03, 2006
De Palma and Scorsese breathed new life into the crime genre; Silvera just embalms it.Boxoffice MagazineNovember 03, 2006
Crime flicks featuring nihilistic thugs engaged in futile, sometimes humorously soulless violence accompanied by a hip soundtrack aren't a commodity. And nothing in this energetic, hollow movie boosts its marketability or appeal.IGN MoviesNovember 02, 2006
Shottas, a Jamaican-set underworld flick executive produced by musician Wyclef Jean and being given a pat-on-the-head theatrical release in advance of its DVD peddling from Sony Pictures later this year, is proof that a movie can at least on some lSouth Florida Sun-SentinelNovember 02, 2006
It would have been a more worthy effort to get past the lifestyle sheen to the emotional undercurrents of men who choose violence at every turn.
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