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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

Starring: Julius Harris, Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier, Charles McGregor, Nate Adams, Curtis Mayfield

AKA: Superfly

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Super Fly belongs to 21 collections
1. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (public: moderated by kozan26 - 161 stars)
2. The Guardian's 1000 films to see before you die (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 22 stars)
3. Blaxploitation (public: moderated by Spunkie - 4 stars)
4. Black Cinema (public: moderated by Pickpocket - 3 stars)
5. The Films Mentioned In American Grindhouse (2010) (public: moderated by Coheed - 1 star)
6. Blaxploitation (public: moderated by ForrestQ - 1 star)
7. Pre-Guiliani New York (public: moderated by mattburgess - 1 star)
8. Slate: The Black Film Canon (public: moderated by trippingly)
9. Coheed's Celluloid Pit (private: Coheed)
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blucthulhu
50T3
stzrules stzrules
80T6
derZONK
30T1
filmaffinity filmaffinity
62T6
Meowfresh Meowfresh
89T8
CMQuinn CMQuinn
5T3
LunaticC NBD Rab
70T3
unohav1 unohav_1
65T3
Great music, that's about it.
Prismatic Prismatic
80T6
balvares balvares
60T7
forehead1
40T3
Luna6ix Luna6ix
67T2
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.
tinythedogg tinythedogg
70T7
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.
kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
45T3
porzano porzano
48T4
Sheldrake Sheldrake
40T3
PlasticSoul
72T6
TheDenizen TheDenizen
75T8
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.
bernardobrum bernardobrum
78T5
xxx
85T3
Leland Leland
70T4
Great OST.
zopz zopz
68T5
AAAutin AAAutin
47T5
nilkynarfy nilkynarfy
75T7
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.
badjuice bad_juice
15T1
Parallax Parallax
72T3
Mike_V
75T5
Gigglestick
50T4
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.
maksler maksler
65T4
TroyAnderson
70T7
pavementSAW pavementSAW
78T4
Ella May
60T3
Tough to rate this one, because it was funny and enjoyable to watch in a campy way, but clearly this is NOT a good movie. Great music of course.
Danilolopes Danilolopes
79T6
monoversal monoversal
15T5
babaracus babaracus
8T7
Ronin21
72T5
natebarrios natebarrios
85T9
TheDiceman TheDiceman
55T5
Good film.
spacekraken spacekraken
89T8
rodoki_11
68T4
Barthalen Barthalen
70T6
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.
speakthereal
85T5
fletch
35T1
nosmalldream
83T8
henrique_b
80T5
KirkJiggler
7T4
zydernine
60T4
WilliamOTyle
50T3
Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
52T3
LosWochos
86T3
buser333 buser333
65T9
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
48T4
nrm4
55T4
thirdeye42
67T3
graveyardtan graveyardtan
75T5
The soundtrack is better than the movie, but the movie is still a pretty solid entry in the blacksploitation pantheon.
adidawha adidawha
60T3
SleepTight
5T1
Luk92 Luk92
55T3
maddaddy maddaddy
95T9
electriccafe electriccafe
60T5
Jazzaloha
52T2
AmitUK
90T10
imdb imdb
62T5
joachimt joachimt
70T6
peekingpanda peekingpanda
35T4
matheusc matheusc
84T5
Cronos
50T5
NRM02
46T3
Lonewolf2003
70T4
floortap floortap
65T4
Danny74 Danny74
84T6
Strive Strive
64T3
Mattsdmf
73T5
HVM
60T4
Mohko Mohko
70T7
willow
65T5
ninjamonkey ninjamonkey
62T4
Frosty Frosty
60T5
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.
CRAYON CRAYON
75T4
AJD612
77T5
MrBialas
10T10
sweetsin0r sweetsin0r
75T5
FitFortDanga MartinTeller
58T2
BullyFanatic
82T6
MikiRurk_STG
56T3
Cerebrus Cerebrus
60T5
tonydal tonydal
75T6
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").
opiumden opium_den
100T9
Henrik Henrik
50T3
sellis
51T3
TonyKB
80T7
Henrique1911
85T6
PekkaVaino
51T2
ladyspiggott ladyspiggott
95T10
Travisbickle Travisbickle
85T6
losrasputin losrasputin
40T1
nnraiden
69T2
Kavu Kavu
62T4
It's really bad but in a somewhat entertaining manner. Except for the score, which is actually good.
RavynLoony
42T4
rsyvs
70T4
chemical404 chemical404
38T3
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?
ferguson
50T2
jackinthebox jackinthebox
60T4
carpediem carpediem
84T6
borislugosi borislugosi
75T7
debaser1985
63T3
Holygrail2
85T4
hectachrome
90T7
comanchex
72T5
bensonmum2
80T9
Barometer
75T6
Nolanar
36T4
Jack_Murphy
34T1
macumbalove macumbalove
50T6
cncht37 cncht37
6T5
Deaths
1T3
timoA timoA
88T7
zetes
60T3
AICHEG AICHE
74T6
ThirdAct
60T8
Alphaville Alphaville
55T6
lyrradsemaj lyrradsemaj
80T8
t-h-o-r
65T3
burnmp3s burnmp3s
87T9
Barkinson
30T2
sidehacker sidehacker
43T2
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.
svenerik svenerik
70T4
ribtin
75T8
CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
76T6
lineuphere lineuphere
55T3
paparatto
60T4
mattorama12 mattorama12
63T5
It's interesting as a Blaxsploitation 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.
Kowry Kowry
20T4
I'm not a big blaxploitation fan, but I liked this. Not a spectacular film, but a well filmed and enjoyable one (review written a year after I saw it, so the details are somewhat blurry).
cinemahell cinema_hell
67T3
Lanhia
59T2
Kojiless Kojiless
38T4
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.
DalenQuaice Dalen_Quaice
40T4
drillakiller
50T3
MadMan MadMan
88T7
MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
31T4
Deadmarsh Deadmarsh
50T2
pboyle
40T2
DigiDan DigiDan
87T8
CloseFriend CloseFriend
77T7
IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
63T3
Hangarl
20T1
LetsGoEatHuh LetsGoEatHuh
45T4
pyrosexual pyrosexual
85T8
eveelun eveelun
67T4
10kfilms
40T4
avb avb
45T2
TRobertson
60T7
AceySaid10 AceySaid10%
80T5
themadelf66 themadelf66
74T6
Hadleyreis Hadleyreis
82T8
nuotio
53T5
mcf1989
40T1
Dufftone
65T3
PSJ PSJ
62T3
soybomb42
87T8
fatalfred
75T6
McCorpse
73T5
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.
notchicago
80T8
Average Tier 4.75 from 163 Rankings rss