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Love Beats Rhymes (2017)



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When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice - and true love - in this uplifting movie costarring Lucien Laviscount and Common.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6)

Coco and Mahlik's scenes are the only ones that seem to take place on earth. Everything else is from some Maya Angelou-inspired Mars.

December 1, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

With a plot as predictable as a haiku, RZA and screenwriter Nicole Jefferson Asher would have done better to embrace the strangeness.

December 1, 2017 | Full Review…

There's not much added to the static thump of cliché in "Love Beats Rhymes" to give this tale of a struggling young female rapper-poet any special life.

November 30, 2017

Despite its frequently clunky dramaturgy, the film makes some interesting points while providing an excellent showcase for Banks' considerable onscreen charisma.

November 30, 2017 | Full Review…

RZA's direction lacks visual personality, but he keeps the narrative moving and elicits strong performances from his cast.

November 30, 2017 | Full Review…

[A] formulaic hip-hop romance.

November 28, 2017 | Full Review…

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