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Chi-Raq (2015)

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A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.

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After the shooting death of a child hit by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

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No peace, no piece. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Musical

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Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, nudity, language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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2 December 2016 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,198,356 (USA) (6 December 2015)

Gross:

$2,647,377 (USA) (24 January 2016)
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Though he is not mentioned or credited, Vic Mensa has a cameo in the movie as the rapper rapping along with Nick Cannon's character Chi-Raq at the beginning of the movie. Vic Mensa is a rapper from Chicago, where the movie takes place. See more »

Goofs

At the end when the peace signing ceremony is being conducted all the parties involved are on one side of the signing table which is in front of them between the seats of the amphitheater with all the visible seats empty. See more »

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Lysistrata: Repeat after me: I will deny all rights of access or entrance.
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Written by Kevon Carter
Published by Kevon Carter (BMI)
Performed by Kevon Carter
Produced by Michael Drayton
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Lively and entertaining
29 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one is definitely not without its flaws. The editing and pacing of it is messy, sometimes very uneven. I wasn't familiar with the source material from which this is inspired by, but I found it to be really addictive in its ability to grasp one's attention. I think the ensemble cast works well, even if the tone of the film requires them to be very loud and over-the-top, to the point that the film itself becomes a little exhausting. Some of the performers aren't as good as others, and sometimes it becomes very evident. However, it's also one of those films that is kind of difficult to resist. If you let it sort of wash over you, it will work in splendid, even magical ways, I just wish it was more consistent as a whole.


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