Hustle & Flow (2005)

Craig Brewer directs Terrence Howard, Taryn Manning and Taraji Henson in this drama where a pimp builds his hopes up about a chance to start rapping again.

A surprisingly likeable slice of poverty porn fairy tale with a strong soundtrack. Terrence Howard has never been better but there’s as much here that feels like a Seventies kids film as a hard hitting drama. It is a one-watcher but a very solid one-watcher.


Perfect Double Bill: Black Snake Moan (2006)

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