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Bodied Reviews

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October 9, 2019
Bodied is a blisteringly urgent and inescapably topical meditation on race, class and identity.
August 2, 2019
Bodied has a lot on its mind. So much that it doesn't always know how to balance it, but watching it try to is entertaining and eye-opening.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 28, 2019
Bodied takes viewers on a kaleidoscopic tour of battle rap culture, dropping dope rhymes and ill punchlines all along the way.
July 17, 2019
Anyone who watched the final act of Eminem pseudo-biopic 8 Mile and wished it had been directed by Edgar Wright is about to find their new favorite film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 5, 2019
Even if you have absolutely no affinity for battle rap what-so-ever, Bodied deserves to be seen - an endlessly brave deep-dive into the power of language, delivered as a full-on execution of 2018 culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 9, 2019
Bodied is a fearless firecracker of a film, dishing out a steady stream of laugh-out-loud sequences and "did they really just go there?" moments while challenging perceptions every step of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 1, 2019
Bodied covers its bases with a certain self-awareness, heading viewers off before they can cry foul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 7, 2019
Bodied is probably not for most audiences, but those who like their humor to be both crude and knowing will likely have as much fun watching it as I did.
December 19, 2018
Lighthearted fare with a provocative edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2018
The hyper-stylized world [Joseph] Kahn creates has an artistry that barrels its way into the social consciousness in a manner that few films would ever attempt.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 9, 2018
It's shaggy, overlong, and sometimes tough to take, but ultimately if one can listen or read between the bars being spit, Bodied is smart and worthwhile viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
November 9, 2018
The insightful and immersive film manages to both salute the artistry of battle rappers and satirize the hypocritical culture that sustains their livelihood.
November 9, 2018
It's neither a rewarding drama nor a substantial set of ideas, but its implications and by-products, suggestions and overtones are far more enjoyable to contemplate than the movie is to experience.
November 8, 2018
[It's] blatantly offensive-racist, misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, ugly, repugnant, vulgar, etc., unapologetically so -- but takes full responsibility for everything that it is, everything that battle rap is, with the delicacy of a wet fart.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.8/10
November 7, 2018
It's not entirely successful, especially in how unclear it is with what conversation it's trying to start, if any at all, but it is undeniably entertaining as all hell throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 6, 2018
While overly long, the strong performances and Kahn's stylish visuals make this satire not one to miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
November 6, 2018
It's the PC culture takedown we need now ... more ... than ... ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2018
Bodied is uneven, but it has the fire where it counts.
November 5, 2018
... hyper-straightforward in every aspect, resulting in a beat that is frenzied and heady and beastly and lucid. Sounds about right after you get bodied for real, no?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 5, 2018
A film that feels as timely as it does timeless, both in regard to the jokes and its cultural critique of a culture.
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