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Rubble Kings

Rubble Kings, the most comprehensive documentation of life during this era of gang rule to date, tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted the world over.
Duration: 71 min
Quality: SD
Release: 2015
IMDb: 7.1
Genre: Documentary
Country: United States
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Film Journal International
June 18, 2015 As fascinating and well-told as it is, Rubble Kings suffers from a garbled chronology that pushes the narrative of its two main interview subjects.
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April 01, 2016 The social and economic strife in New York in the sixties and seventies gave birth to one of the most influential and popular subculture's in recent memory, hip-hop.
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The Playlist
June 19, 2015 "Rubble Kings" is a documentary that could easily used another hour, and it wouldn't be felt, if the assured editing in this picture is any indication.
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June 19, 2015 "Rubble Kings" might have been great. As it is, the film is a one-sided, but satisfying tribute to an alternatively terrifying and beguiling city that we can only revisit in movies.
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New York Daily News
June 17, 2015 "Rubble Kings" is the rare movie I actually wished were longer.
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Hollywood Reporter
June 17, 2015 An entertaining doc vividly chronicles a troubled era.
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Empire Magazine
September 10, 2015 Despite its sketchiness, this offers a vivid insight into the rejuvenation of a decaying city through fury, activism and music.
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New York Times
June 19, 2015 A fascinating, valuable work of social, music and New York history, a celebration of a peaceful revolution by those who helped birth it.
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Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2015 Shan Nicholson's film consists of oral histories from the now-reformed gangsters. As such, it can't help but sound a bit embellished, what with all the street monikers and seemingly glorified titles.
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June 17, 2015 Cramming a lot of anecdotes, urban lore and frenzied movement into a mere 71 minutes, Nicholson's docu imperceptibly builds to an unexpected, revelatory climax.
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Consequence of Sound
June 22, 2015 Real life is a messy, bloody, haphazard affair, punctuated by soaring highs and crushing lows. Bless the documentarian who strives to make his work the same.
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Common Sense Media
April 18, 2017 Inspiring docu on hip-hop's roots has some violence, cursing
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