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Biker Boyz Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    36

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Though it's only 90 minutes, the film drags, making these not-so-easy riders pretty tough to watch.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    All of this is intriguing material, but the movie doesn't do much with it.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A blatant re-spin of ''The Fast and the Furious'' that also happens to be a far better movie.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Think MTV does biker movie with great cast.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that characters drink, smoke, and use strong language. There are sexual references and situations. There is some sexual humor and there are references to promiscuity and issues of paternity (with a traumatic discovery), but the relationship of the main characters is loving and devoted. Characters are in peril and there is serious injury and one death. Characters also "hustle" by pretending not to be able to race and betting a lot of money. While most characters are African-American, the gangs are open to all races, and Jaleel's group has white, Hispanic, and Asian members. Characters get tatooed. The bikers engage in racing that is not just very dangerous but also illegal, and at one point some are arrested.

  • Families can talk about how the biker culture is like and not like other cultures they know. What are the rules? How is status determined? How does that compare to groups in school? In sports? Or show business? What do you think about Smoke's decision in the last race? Why does Jaleel say what he does about the helmet?

The good stuff
  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: Most characters strong, brave, African-Americans, interracial friendship and loyalty.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Characters in peril, one killed, one badly hurt.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual situations and references, including paternity questions

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking

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