American Pimp (1999) - Documentary

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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: 6.6
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)

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.

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.

Fascinating look at pimphood.

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

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

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

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

Still, a fascinating movie though.

Entertaining and informative glimpse of 'the game'.

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.

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.

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

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.

A disappointing waste of time.

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

Fascinating movie.

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

And I found it quite fascinating.

Very Entertaining and Revealing .

A waste of time and celluloid.

'American Pimp' is fascinating from start to finish.

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

I thought this movie was well done and entertaining.

It was really intense.

Way, way entertaining .

Fascinating study of pimpdom .

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

Too uninteresting, and not realistic.