SuperFly (2018)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller


SuperFly (2018) Poster

With retirement on his mind, a successful young drug dealer sets up one last big job, while dealing with trigger-happy colleagues and the police.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

5.1/10
4,316

Videos


Photos

  • Trevor Jackson and Jason Mitchell in SuperFly (2018)
  • SuperFly (2018)
  • Mehmet Korhan and Andrea Londo in SuperFly (2018)
  • Terayle Hill in SuperFly (2018)
  • Renee Victor and Rick Perez in SuperFly (2018)
  • Rick Ross in SuperFly (2018)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Memorable Reboots and Remakes

Some titles were so fly that they were made twice. Here are some movies and TV shows that have been rebooted and remade over the years.

See more reboots and remakes

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


14 June 2018 | travishouze
4
| "Superfly" is Harmless Pulp in a Serious World
If you walk into Superfly with the intention of not taking it seriously....it's actually pretty fun for all the wrong reasons. What makes Superfly work is its jaded views on street credibility and several of the lead actors to bring some much needed levity to what is a rip-off of every crime drama that came before it.

The plot is all you have heard a million times before. The whole "one big score to end it all" after a traumatic moment, corrupt cops, navigating through a Mexican drug cartel, all wrapped into a copy and paste style script. What makes it a little more worth while is the rival gang Snow Patrol, which is gloriously over the top in literally all white everything and filled with actors overacting in ways I haven't seen in a movie in a long time. So it's sad to say that there is a long period where they aren't the focus and the film reverts into familiar cartel territory, which is not investing at all.

Trevor Jackson is okay in the lead role, but is clearly outstaged by his co-star Jason Mitchell, who is having more fun in the role than he is. He plays it pretty straight, but doesn't stretch his range out enough to make him captivating. Also the film runs 20 minutes too long and could have sliced a large amount of the ending to keep it more focused and internal.

Superfly is simply harmless pulp that was close to being a guilty pleasure. In a post-Black Panther world, films like Superfly will have to beef up their reasons for existing by either going all the way absurd, or just asking new questions these characteristics. It's crime isn't its influence, but instead it lacks wings to truly fly.

Rating: 4.5 / 10

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



More Like This

  • Uncle Drew

    Uncle Drew

  • Hotel Artemis

    Hotel Artemis

  • The First Purge

    The First Purge

  • Super Fly

    Super Fly

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was shot, edited and released in a five month period. Principal Photography started in January 2018 and concluded in March in 2018. Post Production took place during April and May in 2018 and the film was released on June 13, 2018.


Soundtracks

Rep Yo Click
Written by
Lil Jon (as Jonathan H. Smith), Freeway (as Leslie Pridgen) and Nassir D. Crawford
Produced by Nassir D. Crawford
Performed by Lil Jon and Bangladesh featuring Freeway and CyHi the Prynce
Lil Jon appears courtesy of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Freeway appears courtesy of Roc Nation

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Action | Crime | Thriller

What Have We Done to Glenn Howerton?

Celebrities sit through tons of interviews, so we wanted make sure our talk with "A.P. Bio" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star Glenn Howerton was memorable.

Find out what happens

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the SXSW 2019, what to watch on TV, and a look back at the 2018-2019 awards season.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com