#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Youngsters from different countries, races, and social background are forced to integrate when they all enroll in Columbus University. They all have their own problems, such as finance, harrassment, personal safety, and self doubt. Additionally, campus life seems to be causing a problem for everyone: racism. Students, already under pressure to perform in the classroom, on the track, or in front of their friends, are strained to the breaking point by prejudice, inexperience, and misunderstanding.
Plot: Malik is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge, a “professional student” who has been at Columbus for six years so far, becomes friendly with Malik and challenges his views about race and politics in America.
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Forces you to form your own opinions
I have read a lot of reviews for this movie where people accuse the film of promoting stereotypes, and that it portrays whites in a negative light. I really think that those who wrote those reviews missed the point.
1) There ARE stereotypes in this movie. It’s intentional. Not every white character in this movie is portrayed as a skinhead, as some reviewers may have lead you to believe. Not every black character in this movie is portrayed as a victim either. In order for people to overcome racial stereotypes, we have to at least take a good look at what other races see when they look at us, and this movie does a good job of that. There are also characters (both black and white) who try to persuade Omar Epps’ character to not use his race as an excuse to “play the victim,” so I really don’t see this movie as “one sided”.
2) The rape scene, where some reviewers complain that Kristy Swanson’s character gave consent, wasn’t supposed to be a clear cut, “awful drunk bad-guy” rape. In order for people to understand the causes and effects of date rape, we need to take a closer look at where the line is between right and wrong, and this movie does a good job of asking the viewer where that line is.
There are other situations where characters choose violence and revenge rather than thinking of a better solution. But – some of these situations seem justified, and others do not. Once again, you as the viewer have to decide if what you’re seeing is right or wrong.
I must admit that I was troubled by the portrayal of the campus security as being overly suspicious of blacks, and overly sympathetic towards whites. But this movie is meant to ask questions; not suggest that ALL white security guards are this way. The fact that I am troubled by this portrayal means that I was forced to think about what suspicions are justified, and which are not. This movie is full of things that make you take a stand one way or another. It’s not meant to make you feel comfortable, or to decide for you…
If you like movies that overtly tell you what you’re supposed to think, you may misinterpret this movie. But if you want to see thought-provoking film that will make you ask yourself a lot of questions on where you stand, I recommend seeing this film. Great performances by Epps, Swanson, and Michael Rappaport. I was even pleasantly surprised by Tyra Banks performance. 8 out of 10 stars.
Underrated! Finally an intelligent film about racism
John Singleton’s finest film, before blockbuster wannabees like the Shaft remake, this is a thought-provoking movie with overall great acting and superb balance between the stories 3 main characters, each with identifiable youngster problems.
What I liked about it most is that it also covers the problem of selfpity among young blacks, a problem mostly ignored by the media and other films who mostly focus on social-economical problems and racism by whites. This movie shows that blacks can be equally ignorant and racist.
The masterful thing about this film is that it deals with so many topics without getting shallow. It’s not just about racism, but about how hard it can be to adopt to a new world (college), date rape, discovering sexuality and isolation. Omar Epps, Michael Rapaport and Kristy Swanson each deliver fine performances, and the supporting cast is equally interesting with Jennifer Connelly as a lez (yay) and with Ice Cube and Busta Rhymes as college bums causing little riots.
The only negative is the caricature of a professor by Laurence Fishburne (“Peppermint?”). Surely, plenty of professors are nutty. But they’re not as flat. The skinheads are also a bit of a caricature, but I guess they are like that too in real life.
Overall a great underrated piece of filmwork, if you liked American History X you’ll love this one.
8,5 out of 10
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director John Singleton
Writer John Singleton
Actors Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport, Jennifer Connelly
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company New Deal Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation
Sound Mix Dolby SR, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,576 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm