BIKER BOYZ (2003) Director Reggie Rock Bythewood zooms in on California's urban-biker culture and winds up unearthing an even less heralded scene: struggling black Hollywood. Larenz Tate, Eriq…
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BIKER BOYZ (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 10, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Drama, Sports; With: Laurence Fishburne; Distributor: DreamWorks

Director Reggie Rock Bythewood zooms in on California's urban-biker culture and winds up unearthing an even less heralded scene: struggling black Hollywood. Larenz Tate, Eriq La Salle, Terrence Howard, and a half-dozen other stalwarts stud an almost-star cast headed by Fishburne as a big bad street racer pitted against a young upstart (Antwone Fisher's Luke). Like The Fast and the Furious, it's a ride-or-die flick r-r-ripped from the headlines. Unfortunately, real action has curves, and these boyz race in straight lines as predictable as the film's sole plot twist.

Originally posted Jun 13, 2003 Published in issue #714 Jun 13, 2003 Order article reprints