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06/17/15 8:18am
06/17/2015 8:18 AM |

photo courtesy of Open Road

Dope
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Opens June 19

Dope, the most popular movie about black folks to grace the screen at Sundance this year, presents a kalaidoscope of archetypes over its overlong running time. By film’s end it remains—even after the didactic, fourth wall-breaking, soapbox-to-the-dome ending—in search of a perspective. Or at least of a set of concerns it understands and takes seriously, instead of treating its milieu with such contempt, and its audience like they don’t know any better. Wait… they probably don’t!

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