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Super Fly (1972)
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Summary: Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death... (imdb)
Genres: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Directed By: Gordon Parks Jr.
Written By: Phillip Fenty
AKA: Superfly
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na spacekraken
89
T8
na ribtin
75
T8
na fatalfred
75
T6
na TheDenizen
75
T8
Blaxploitation classic about Priest, a pimp and coke dealer looking to make one big score so he can retire from his criminal life. In his desperation to make the deal happen, he gets even more deeply involved with a bunch of crooked cops. Priest is not a nice guy, but he plays his cards right and sticks it to the man. Hilarious jive talk, giant pimp hats, and the super funky soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield is simply awesome.
na zopz
68
T5
na babaracus
80
T8
na maddaddy
95
T9
na fletch
35
T1
na zydernine
60
T4
na carpediem
84
T6
na Dalen_Quaice
40
T4
na maksler
2
T3
na Sheldrake
40
T3
na burnmp3s
87
T9
na MrBialas
10
T10
na Mohko
70
T7
na Barometer
75
T6
na CloseFriend
77
T7
na CHOICECOD
76
T5
na McCorpse
73
T5
not the best blaxploitation movie out there but it had a lot of cocaine use and bad ass one liners. Was thin on action though.
na kangadoodoo
45
T3
na DigiDan
87
T8
na t-h-o-r
81
T8
na sellis
51
T3
na hectachrome
90
T7
na Frosty
60
T5
Plenty of things are Superfly in this movie; the car, the suit, the character, the soundtrack. Unfortunately the plot isn't so much Superfly as superslow. That said when things finally do pick up around the photo montage sequence it's not a bad movie.
na Barkinson
30
T2
na sweetsin0r
75
T5
na mattorama12
63
T5
It's interesting as a Blacksploitation film because it recognizes the duality of the criminal lifestyle. It shows the lavish lifestyle without necessarily celebrating it, and it shows the crippling effects of drugs without necessarily condemning Priest for peddling them. That said, it never reaches its potential because of poor pacing and a general lack of filmmaking skill. I should add that the Curtis Mayfield soundtrack is amazing.
na borislugosi
75
T7
na Henrik
50
T3
na lineuphere
62
T3
na PlasticSoul
72
T6
na electriccafe
60
T4
na MartinTeller
58
T2
na joachimt
70
T6
na Darbicus
50
T4
na willow
65
T6
na imdb
62
T5
na lyrradsemaj
80
T8
na eveelun
67
T4
na TheDiceman
55
T5
Good film.
na avgcrtckr
50
T5
na Hadleyreis
82
T8
na natebarrios
85
T9
na Dufftone
65
T3
na Henrique1911
85
T6
na AAAutin
47
T5
na Parallax
72
T3
na graveyardtan
75
T5
The soundtrack is better than the movie, but the movie is still a pretty solid entry in the blacksploitation pantheon.
na tonydal
75
T6
Nice and gritty, with a raspy real-time atmosphere, but pretty slight in the plot department. Curtis Mayfield actually does make an appearance in the film...but we don't get to hear "Freddie's Dead" (only a small instrumental excerpt). But seriously though, "The Curtis Mayfield Experience"?--that was a little hard to swallow ("move over, Rover, and let Curtis take over").
na avb
45
T2
na forehead1
40
T3
na nilkynarfy
75
T7
The movie's decent enough on its own, Priest is a terribly interesting terrible person and it's all nice and voyeuristic following him around, but the politically charged rock n' soul soundtrack album by Curtis Mayfield is what's essential here.
na unohav_1
65
T3
Great music, that's about it.
na Mike_V
75
T5
na comanchex
72
T5
na HVM
60
T4
na Barthalen
70
T6
A much slower, down-to-earth entry in the blacksploitation genre, but I enjoyed it for those reasons. Interesting to have a coke dealer as the main character, and O'Neal manages to make Priest into one of the most... human characters I have seen in this type of film. Too bad it never really peaks and the ending comes quite suddenly, leaving the viewer a bit dissatisfied.
na nosmalldream
83
T8
na erikkirtley
33
T1
na Luk92
55
T3
na Hangarl
20
T1
na Gigglestick
50
T4
If 'Foxy Brown' simply follows the blaxploitation formula, 'Superfly' surely created it. Still, this movie is pretty good. Ron O'Neal is a trip from start to finish with his unflinching seriousness about getting out of the life with a million in cash..."the big ONE!" Hey, if nothing else, you've got the Curtis Mayfield-produced soundtrack which is quite possibly the most complete suite of music from any of the films in this genre. The soundtrack is a classic, even if the movie isn't.
na LetsGoEatHuh
45
T4
na Jack_Murphy
34
T1
na soybomb42
87
T8
na Cerebrus
60
T5
na Pikuslaw
85
T3
na MadMan
88
T7
na Kavu
62
T5
It's really bad but in a somewhat entertaining manner. Except for the score, which is actually good.
na MikiRurk_STG
56
T3
na Alphaville
55
T6
na Ronin21
72
T4
na TroyAnderson
70
T7
na drillakiller
50
T3
na henrique_b
80
T5
na Meowfresh
89
T9
na floortap
65
T4
na AceySaid10%
80
T5
na AmitUK
90
T10
na monoversal
15
T5
na filmaffinity
62
T5
na Leland
70
T4
Great OST.
na Cronos
50
T4
na pavementSAW
78
T4
na notchicago
80
T8
na bernardobrum
78
T5
na bad_juice
15
T1
na Holygrail2
85
T4
na matheusc
84
T5
na Prismatic
80
T6
na chemical404
38
T3
Once you get over how awesome Priest and his chest-hair are the film gets dull and tedious. Script is hardly worth the paper it was written on. The filmmaking here is highly experimental, but amateurish. Score nails it really hard though. You dig?
na stzrules
96
T9
na jgnikkila
80
T3
na IMDb-byvotes
63
T3
na nrm4
55
T4
na timoA
88
T7
na Deadmarsh
50
T2
na cinema_hell
67
T3
na AJD612
77
T5
na BullyFanatic
82
T6
na NRM02
46
T3
na sidehacker
43
T2
Interesting as a commentary on Hollywood's limited roles for black actors ("this is the only game the man left us") but still, this is really boring. Basically all of the calculated attempts at cool are the same thing I rolled my eyes at with Tarantino. At least, there's sort of an amateurish/campy charm here that feels genuine. The sex scene is sort of good, I guess. That's it, sorry.
na buser333
65
T8
na tinythedogg
70
T7
Not too much of a story, but Ron O'Neal was great as Priest. I really enjoyed the soundtrack and I love how towards the end of the movie felt like I was watching a heist movie. So it was a good set up to an excellent ending. The music was great too. But on the negative side, the last fight was choreographed so badly. That was one of the worst fight scenes I had ever seen in a movie.
na Luna6ix
67
T2
as one of the most famous blaxploitation movies around i figured this one would be good, but it's not. there are better blaxploitation movies out there, and even those ones aren't that great. i'll give it that it has some pretty funky music, anyone can appreciate that.
na themadelf66
74
T5
na dharmabum
95
T10
na macumbalove
50
T6
na Dunstan-x
52
T4
na speakthereal
85
T5
na PSJ
62
T3
na svenerik
70
T4
na pboyle
40
T2
na paparatto
60
T4
na cncht37
6
T5
na adidawha
60
T3
na AICHE
74
T6
na nuotio
53
T5
na losrasputin
40
T1
na mcf1989
40
T1
na Danny74
84
T6
na Mattsdmf
73
T5
na Jazzaloha
52
T2
na CMQuinn
5
T3
na Kojiless
68
T4
You'd think from a movie on which so many mediocre R&B units based their names, Super Fly would be a much better flick. What we have instead is a jumble of poorly executed ideas and terrible acting that make other blacksploitation movies of the era look like Citizen Kane. Buy the album, borrow the name, scan the poster, but save 2 hours of your life and avoid the film.
na CRAYON
75
T4
Average Tier 4.91 from 128 Rankings rss