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Cut Throat City (2020)



Critic Consensus: An evolution for director RZA, Cut Throat City overcomes occasionally muddled storytelling on the strength of its raw, infectious energy.

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From director RZA comes the explosive CUT THROAT CITY, the story of four boyhood friends in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, with no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around -- by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.

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Eiza Gonzalez
as Lucinda Valencia
Kat Graham
as Demyra
Isaiah Washington
as Sinclair Stewart
as 'Cousin' Bass
Terrence Howard
as The Saint
Ethan Hawke
as Jackson Symms
Joel David Moore
as Peter Felton
Rob Morgan
as Courtney
Sam Daly
as O'Malley
Kellen Goff
as Security Guard
Stacie Davis
as Demyra's Mother
Andrene Ward-Hammond
as Andre's Mother
Thomas Francis Murphy
as Manager Wyland
Toney Chapman Steele
as NOPD Detective
Rich Paul
as Will Robinson
Lil Chuuch
as Boogie
Rich Brown
as Junkyard owner
A.J. Calvin
as Fema Agent/Policeman #3
E.M. Smith
as Bringo Gaines
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All Critics (42) | Top Critics (11)

This has a rich sense of place and an incredible cast of supporting actors.

August 31, 2020 | Full Review…

I do think that Shameik Moore does a lot to ground the emotions of this film... It's fun moment-to-moment and it has a strong sense of character, but the overall piece is a little bit messy.

August 31, 2020 | Full Review…

"Cut Throat City" is a more thoughtful and personal film, concerned with how systemic racism - and zoning ordinances - can kill more people than a gun.

August 21, 2020 | Full Review…

A film in nonstop conversation with movie history, American history, and itself.

August 21, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

RZA tells this story (from a screenplay by Paul Cuschieri) with deliberation and imaginative daring. With "Cut Throat City," his third feature, he comes into his own as a director.

August 20, 2020 | Full Review…

An entertaining, if familiar ride.

August 19, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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