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86 Ratings

Wild Style

Directed by Charlie Ahearn
United States, 1983
Documentary, Drama


This docudrama celebrates the colorful lives of teens who live in the South Bronx. There they are seen break dancing, creating graffiti art, and listening to raucous rap.

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Wild Style Directed by Charlie Ahearn

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  • mpho3's rating of the film Wild Style

    "What this film does—and does so brilliantly—is document the world of hip-hop before most people even knew what hip-hop was. To that end, Wild Style has more in common with French cinema verite and Italian neo-realism than the exploitation flicks screening in Times Square that it was trying to emulate." - David Walker, BadAzz MoFo

  • Lee's rating of the film Wild Style

    A gem from the earliest days of hip-hop and street art. Not only does this film showcase some truly incredible artists and performers, it also blends the line between documentary and fiction. Christian Metz has said that every film is fiction but perhaps the opposite is also true.

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