Search results for "Mos Def"


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

DVD release: Oct 2003

Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
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 becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a 21st ...  (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 USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed ...  (more)

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

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 paedophile 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

An engaged Philadelphia policeman (Mekhi Phifer) falls in love with a beautiful woman (Beyoncé Knowles) while dealing with a corrupt superior (Mos Def).  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance • TV movie
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

A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.  (more)

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

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