Search results for "Mos Def"


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

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

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

Brown Sugar (2002) RT 66% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Sidney is a writer who's just left her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL. Dre is an executive with a hip-hop record company based in New York. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Taye Diggs  •  Mos Def  •  Queen Latifah

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

Michael Jackson's Ghosts (1997)

The film tells the story of a scary Maestro with supernatural powers, who is being forced out of a small town by its mayor. The movie includes a series of dance routines ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Music
DIRECTION:  Stan Winston
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Pat Dade  •  Amy Smallman  •  Edwina Moore

Monster's Ball (2001) RT 85% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Set in the Southern United States, 'Monster's Ball' is a tale of a racist white man, Hank, who falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically Hank is a prison ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Heath Ledger  •  Sean Combs

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

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




The Hard Way (1991)

Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  James Woods  •  Stephen Lang  •  Annabella Sciorra

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

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

Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2002

Based on Verdi's (Bizet's not Verdi's) classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Mekhi Phifer  •  Beyoncé  •  Mos Def  •  Rah Digga

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.

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

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