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Bodied

  • Directed by Joseph Kahn
  • United States, 2017, 120 mins. , English

A UC Berkeley grad student whose thesis explores the use of racial slurs in rap battles finds himself drawn into the ring in this Eminem-produced feature directed by hip-hop/pop music video director Joseph Kahn and written by battle rap legend Alex “Kid Twist” Larsen. Winner of the Midnight Madness Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, “Bodied is pure zany fun disguised as a pure provocation, and sometimes vice versa, mainly because any attempt to characterize its narrative as problematic proves its point.”—IndieWire.

Filmography: Detention (2011), Torque (2004)

Reviews: Cinema Scope, Hollywood Reporter, The AV Club, Variety

Interviews: Buzzfeed

Genres: Comedy, Drama