Baadasssss! Audaciously entertaining. Mario Van Peebles sports an attitude of electric, hungry-eyed defiance to play his father, Melvin Van Peebles, during the making of "Sweet Sweetback's… Baadasssss! Audaciously entertaining. Mario Van Peebles sports an attitude of electric, hungry-eyed defiance to play his father, Melvin Van Peebles, during the making of "Sweet Sweetback's… 2004-05-28 R PT108M Drama Nia Long Mario Van Peebles Joy Bryant David Alan Grier Paul Rodriguez Saul Rubinek Khleo Thomas Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

Baadasssss! (2004)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: May 28, 2004; Rated: R; Length: 108 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Nia Long and Mario Van Peebles; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Audaciously entertaining. Mario Van Peebles sports an attitude of electric, hungry-eyed defiance to play his father, Melvin Van Peebles, during the making of ''Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'' (1971). Perhaps no movie has demonstrated so graphically that a film-maker is really a politician, a hustler, and an artist, in that order.

Originally posted Jun 11, 2004 Published in issue #769 Jun 11, 2004 Order article reprints
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