Release Date: November 2nd, 2018

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject turns into a competitive obsession.

Cast: Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Rory Uphold, Walter Perez, Shoniqua Shandai, Charlamagne tha God, Dizaster , Debra Wilson

Director: Joseph Kahn

Genres: Comedy

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Brian ThompsonFilm Threat

    Dense in content but also delivered at an intense pace – much like the raps themselves – the script by Kahn and Alex Larsen (a prominent Toronto rapper under the moniker of Kid Twist) balances the harsh directness of rap lyricism with academic analysis, without alienating fans of either realm. show more

  • 45
    André HerefordFilm Journal International

    What might be considered devastating or dead funny here will be highly subjective, but none of it captures the wit of producer Eminem’s “Slim Shady,” which rolls under the closing credits. show more

  • 80
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    If the movie runs long in places, the vibrant performances from Worthy and the rest of the cast help push things ahead to the grand finale, and there are enough dynamo battles from start to finish to keep hungry rap fans satisfied. show more

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