Belly (1998)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama

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Two young friends involved in organized crime and drug dealing find that their priorities differ.


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9 March 2001 | JPhish
| Derivative, but fantastic, see it
I really get p***ed off at movie critics sometimes. This is one of those times. I have insomnia, see what's on TV, check the rating (1 star out of 4) and almost pass it by, but decide to watch it for the camp value.

Why did critics hate this? Why do they in general hate movies like this? The film immediately reminded me of "The Harder They Come", "Pusher" (Nicolas Winding Refn's fantastic Danish film), "Laws of Gravity", "Kids", "Clerks", "Mean Streets", "Zebrahead", "The Killing of A Chinese Bookie", "Boogie Nights", "Rome, Open City" and "The Bicycle Thief". Why does it seem that film critics love neo-realism if its 'white', but usually hate it otherwise.

If you're a fan of these kinds of movies, give this one a chance. Unfortunately, with the unfavorable judgment from up on high that this film received, I doubt anyone will read these words. Darn critics. I don't usually insinuate things like this, but I have to wonder if a racial aspect is at play here, that maybe xenophobia deflected a lot of critics from giving this one a chance. Oh well, I loved it in any case.

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Plot Summary


Crime | Drama


Release Date:

4 November 1998



Country of Origin

Jamaica, USA

Filming Locations

Irvington, New Jersey, USA

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,454,776 8 November 1998

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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