Search results for "Mos Def"


16 Blocks (2006) RT 56% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Jun 2006

An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Mos Def  •  David Morse  •  Jenna Stern

Bamboozled (2000) RT 48% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 2001

TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Damon Wayans  •  Savion Glover  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

The Italian Job (2003) RT 73% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2003

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Statham  •  Edward Norton

Life of Crime (2013)

Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Daniel Schechter
CAST:  John Hawkes  •  Mos Def  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Tim Robbins

Begin Again (2013) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2014

Gretta's celebrity boyfriend breaks up with her after a long-term relationship, leaving the singer to find success on her own. With the help of record producer, Dan and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Carney
CAST:  Adam Levine  •  Keira Knightley  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Hailee Steinfeld

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011)

Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the Queens NY collective known as 'A Tribe Called Quest' have kept a ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Michael Rapaport
CAST:  Mary J. Blige  •  Common  •  Q-Tip  •  Michael Rapaport

Bouncing Cats (2010) RT Audience 100%

This documentary follows the efforts of Abraham "Abramz" Tekya and Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU) to use dance to empower youth in war-torn Uganda. The film is a testimony of ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Nabil Elderkin
CAST:  Crazy Legs  •  Abraham 'Abramz' Tekya  •  Common  •  Mos Def

Next Day Air (2009) RT 21% / Audience 31%

DVD release: Sep 2009

Two inept criminals are mistakenly delivered a package of cocaine and think they've hit the jackpot, triggering a series of events that changes ten people's lives forever.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Benny Boom
CAST:  Donald Faison  •  Mike Epps  •  Wood Harris  •  Omari Hardwick

Cadillac Records (2008) RT 67% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Mar 2009

In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, "Cadillac Records" follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Music
DIRECTION:  Darnell Martin
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Beyoncé  •  Gabrielle Union

Be Kind Rewind (2008) RT 66% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Jun 2008

A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Mos Def  •  Danny Glover  •  Mia Farrow




In Prison My Whole Life (2008) RT 38% / Audience 52%

William Francome is a fairly typical, white middle-class guy. Typical except for the fact that he is about to embark on a journey into the dark heart of the American judicial ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Marc Evans
CAST:  Mumia Abu-Jamal  •  Noam Chomsky  •  Mos Def  •  Snoop Dogg

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) RT 72% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Dec 2006

Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  John C. Reilly  •  Gary Cole  •  Austin Crim

Journey to the End of the Night (2006) RT Audience 43%

DVD release: Feb 2007

In a dark and decadent area of São Paulo, the exiled Americans Sinatra and his son Paul own a brothel. Paul is a compulsive gambler addicted in cocaine and his father is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Eric Eason
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Mos Def  •  Scott Glenn  •  Alice Braga

Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005) RT 92% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jun 2006

The American comedian/actor delivers a story about the alternative Hip Hop scene. A small town Ohio man’s moves to Brooklyn, New York, to throw an unprecedented block party. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Dave Chappelle  •  Erykah Badu  •  Common  •  Mos Def

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) RT 60% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Garth Jennings
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Mos Def  •  Helen Mirren

Lackawanna Blues (2005) RT 71% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 2005

In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  George C. Wolfe
CAST:  S. Epatha Merkerson  •  Marcus Carl Franklin  •  Mos Def  •  Louis Gossett, Jr.

The Woodsman (2004) RT 88% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Apr 2005

A pedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicole Kassell
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  David Alan Grier  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Benjamin Bratt

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2000)

From neighborhood ciphers to the most notorious MC battles, "Freestyle: the Art of Rhyme" captures the electrifying energy of improvisational hip-hop--the rarely recorded art ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Kevin Fitzgerald
CAST:  Muhammad Ali  •  Planet Asia  •  Bahamadia  •  Akim Funk Buddah

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$@!! (2003)

This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Billy Grundfest
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Mario Cantone  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Dave Chappelle

Civil Brand (2003) RT 16% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jan 2004

Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neema Barnette
CAST:  LisaRaye McCoy  •  N'Bushe Wright  •  Monica Calhoun  •  Clifton Powell