Overall Rank: 4583
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 27
Theatrical Release Date: 06/19/2015
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/13/2015
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Actors: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Zoë Kravitz, Rakim Mayers as A$ap Rocky, Blake Anderson
Plot: A coming-of-age story set against the hip-hop generation in LA. Malcolm is straight shooter hoping to turn his high school aspirations into Harvard gold - while trying to avoid the gangs and drugs in his rough Inglewood neighborhood known as The Bottoms. But when he and his friends finds themselves attending a huge underground party it may be his chance to go from geek to dope - but everything comes with a cost. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/06/2019
As much potential as the movie had, I evidently saw "Dope" as a pretentious and uninteresting waste of young talent.
Rod - wrote on 01/03/2018
Watchable and rewatchable. Good music. Enough entertainment. I love Tony Revolori.
Amy - wrote on 03/01/2016
I absolutely loved the first 20 minutes of this, but after that it got bogged down in a busy and increasingly ludicrous plot. The characters and the setting and the 90s hip hop soundtrack were terrific though.
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cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/07/2016
Dope beginnt mit einer Definition von Satire und wie sie misslingt. Das ist ungewöhnlich, normalerweise erleben wir die Bemühung um Satire, die dann filmisch nie eingelöst wird... Der Produzent Forrest Whitaker selbst führt uns ein in Dope. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Malcolm (Shameik Moore) und seine Freunde Jib (Tony Revolori) und Diggy (Kiersey Clemons). Der Erzähler erklärt uns, die Clique sei auf dem besten Weg einer bestimmten Entwicklung: “White shit like getting good grades and going to College.” Selbst wenn die Havard Berwerbung das Thema von Ice Cube’s “Today Was a Good Day" beinhaltet. Malcolm und seine Clique spielen gemeinsam in einer Punk Band Versionen von alten 90s Hip Hop Klassikern (alle zu hören auf dem tollen Soundtrack). Malcolm bezeichnet seine …
Indyfreak - wrote on 01/11/2016
Dope is a mostly funny and unique Afro-centric send-up of "Stand By Me" with a star making turn by lead actor Shameik Moore. This guy could be the black Matthew Broderick. He plays a self described genius named Malcolm who along with his friends are the designated nerds in a rough n tough LA neighborhood because of their affinity for 90s culture. One day they go to the wrong birthday party and a fight breaks out and somehow Malcolm ends up with a bag full of drugs. The first half of the movie is a fresh and well paced comedic misadventure about 3 kids out of their league with drug dealers, gang bangers, and high school cliques.
Unfortunately it doesn't last. Once a major plot twist happens halfway through, the movie does drag down unfortunately and never returns to the same level it …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/08/2015
Dope is a coming-of-age story that puts a new twist on films in the mold of Boyz N tha Hood or Menace II Society. Once again, we follow a group of teens living life in "The Bottoms", a rough neighborhood in Englewood, CA. But instead of following drug dealers and gang members, we follow Malcolm, Jib and Diggy - three "geeks" who are smart, way into 90s culture ans simply trying to navigate a school and neighborhood where there exists a real possibility you could die (or at least lose your shoes or bike) on a daily basis.
The reason Dope works so well is that Malcolm, played by Shameik Moore, comes across as a very real person, as do his friends and the people around hims. This includes Dom (A$ap Rocky) a local drug dealer who, through a series of events, he happens to get invited to …
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