Dope

It's hard out here for a geek.


Dope
A geek is carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled with gangsters and drugs dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads him and his friends into a gritty adventure filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. If he can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

104 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Crime, Drama.
Got my hands full ...
Got my hands full ...

Credits

Cast
Rakim Mayers, Blake Anderson, Cruce Beatty, De'aundre Bonds, Julian Brand, Quincy Brown
Director
Rick Famuyiwa
ScreenplayRick Famuyiwa
MusicGermaine Franco
CinematographyRachel Morrison
EditingLee Haugen
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2015
Produced byForest Whitaker's Significant Productions, IamOTHER Entertainment, Revolt Films, That's Dope

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityLow impact, infrequent
SexNone
ViolenceModerate, frequent
PrejudiceLow impact, infrequent
BlasphemyMild impact, infrequent
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconSmart geek's drug of choice...
15
Cape Times
Boyd van Hoeij quote iconGeeks go gangsta.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconDope proves that getting an education through selling drugs can indeed be a risky, sometimes funny and entertaining business.
11
Metacritic.com
37 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
127 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFeaturing a starmaking performance from Shameik Moore and a refreshingly original point of view from writer-director Rick Famuyiwa, Dope is smart, insightful entertainment.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconBrilliant, mature coming-of-age story explores race, class.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
53 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
23126 users
15
Internet
7766 Netizens quote iconOptimism in a hopeless place
15

Average .. 70%

14

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