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  • 4.0

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  • 100

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    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    What's fascinating is the way Mario, working from his father's autobiography and his own memories, has somehow used his first-hand experience without being cornered by it.

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  • 70

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    The Hollywood Reporter

    One of the best looks at a period in American film to be seen in a long, long while. BaadAsssss Cinema has meat on its bones and analysis in its soul.

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  • 75

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    USA Today Mike Clark

    This movie is more wistful and winking, though it's obvious Mario is still working out emotional baggage with his tyrannically driven old man.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The beauty of Baadasssss! is the way Mario Van Peebles salutes his father's truth by coaxing it into legend.

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