Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001) - Musical, Drama

Hohum Score

18

Watchable

Based on Bizet's classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting ...

IMDB: 4.8
Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Beyoncé
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 2 out of 28 found boring (7.14%)

One-line Reviews (4)

Although the plot was a bit stupid, I mean, some few little things but I don't think they're that important, the movie itself proved to be very enjoyable and interesting.

After 45 minutes it becomes so boring discipline is needed to keep watching and specially listening to the same kinda rap song again and again.

Very entertaining.

Meanwhile, the story of a basically decent policeman (Mekhi Phifer) who finds himself drawn away from his girlfriend by the spirited Carmen and falling in love with her, going to prison for her, running away etc., is surprisingly short on passion in its telling; in fact, it's really quite dull, and messily told with it (some more time to give it depth might have helped).