Hoodlum

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket.

Cast

  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Tim Roth
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Andy Garcia
  • Tim Roth
  • Vanessa L. Williams
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Andy Garcia
  • Clarence Williams, III
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Chi McBride
  • Chi McBride
  • Michael McCary
  • Clarence Williams
  • William Atherton
  • Richard Bradford
  • Loretta Devine
  • William Atherton
  • Loretta Devine

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Metacritic

75

While Chris Brancato's script doesn't reveal anything new or surprising (students of history and fans of The Cotton Club already know how this film ends), it's a competent piece of storytelling that incorporates elements of human interest with the threat of escalating violence.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
50

And while Mr. Duke's direction has visual panache, the movie is unevenly paced.

Metacritic review by Stephen Holden
Stephen Holden
The New York Times
40

At the very least, Hoodlum might have been better off had it been filmed in monochromatic black-and-white instead of the garish color palette (and plenty of gore) that Duke opted for because they, unfortunately, only reinforce the hamminess of the picture.

Metacritic review by Marc Savlov
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle