American Pimp (1999) - Documentary

Hohum Score

19

Watchable

Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant, pimping in various U.S. cities, bringing a woman into their group, taking a ...

IMDB: 6.7
Director: Albert Hughes
Stars: John S. Dickson, Antonio Fargas
Length: 87 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 5 out of 38 found boring (13.15%)

One-line Reviews (29)

Very Entertaining and Revealing .

And you have to read around a corner, upside down, and a bit twisted by the time the pimps stopped talking and confusing things.

And I found it quite fascinating.

A waste of time and celluloid.

Nevertheless, it's wonderfully done, eye-catching, compelling, funny and sometimes heartfelt.

Their stories, which obviously are spontaneous, tend to bore us eventually.

There's only so much "You know what I'm sayin', b*tch" that I can take before I start to yawn.

The most compelling part of the movie is when Fillmore Slim comes down from San Francisco and lays his game on the Hollywood pimps.

Despite the intriguing questions that the interviewers asked and the different topics explored, very little else is discovered.

I thought this movie was well done and entertaining.

Fascinating look at pimphood.

The Hughes brothers new film AMERICAN PIMP is a fascinating look at the life of a pimp.

It was really intense.

But, as I said, it's also entertaining, the kind of entertainment that comes from listening to someone you know is crazy or f***** up and at the same time has a weird, hypnotic quality.

Too uninteresting, and not realistic.

Fascinating study of pimpdom .

Still, a fascinating movie though.

So intense, that in some scenes you had to wonder of Bernie Mac was going to jump into the ROOM and yell something about how he wants to make a PIMP TV show.

Fascinating movie.

A fascinating look into a world that, in all honesty, few people actually see and come into direct contact with.

A disappointing waste of time.

Entertaining and informative glimpse of 'the game'.

The way it was shot and put together was very nicely done but the material that they use is, well, boring.

this was the most entertaining hour and a half so far this year.

'American Pimp' is fascinating from start to finish.

American Pimp, a film by the Hughes brothers, is probably more entertaining, almost in a manner that crosses between a typical documentary and as one of the film clips shown from the Mack as an exploitation film, than it deserves to be.

American Pimp is a very entertaining and illustrative look inside the world of pimping - not the film and television propaganda that mainstream powers want you to see.

Way, way entertaining .

Having said that, I agree with a previous review that stated that it was boring.