The eighties slang, clothes and life are portyaed very well. I'm not sure if I was totally convinced by the character of Ace all the time but he did make for a good centre piece and the film is less moved by the events around him than it is by how he is within them. When Ace is unable to open the safe, June and Dora are executed by Calvin as another associate shoots Ace in the head, leaving him for dead. I could feel the tension in some of the scenes, it was powerful. Mitch decides to stay in the drug game because he loves the hustle, comparing himself to professional basketball players that continue to chase glory despite having enough money to retire. McBride, Hall, Morales are reasonable but I do question the value other than marketing of cameos from Noreaga, Fresh, Dash, Simmons and others.
He takes these to Lulu's drug partners to convince them to keep doing business with Ace. Rico is arrested and is last seen in custody giving up information on his out-of-town drug connections in in order to avoid a 25-to-life sentence. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. His sister's boyfriend, Calvin Kevin Carroll , is a local cocaine dealer who tries to lure Ace into the drug trade with promises of fast money and women. Via lucky breaks and solid interpersonal skills, Ace moves to the top of the Harlem drug world. As such Harris is actually very good and never looks like he is about to fall into cliche or easy action.
A solid narrative keeps it interesting, even if it is not really that surprising or clever. It's nice to see the filmmakers trust the audience and their film by not cluttering up scenes with music. The movie tells their story subiting the names for Mitch, Rico and Ace. When Ace refuses to let Calvin run his old block, Calvin retaliates by attempting to rob Ace at his Aunt June's apartment, holding June and Dora hostage. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison.
Via lucky breaks and solid interpersonal skills, Ace moves to the top of the Harlem drug world. While at work, Ace finds some cocaine in one of his customers' pants. The same cannot be said of Cam'ron who plays the cliche throughout. Lulu has a top-quality supply of cocaine which Ace sells on the street at a cheap price, quickly luring away customers from other drug dealers. The trio become extremely wealthy, buying foreign cars, jewelry and expensive champagne. On the streets the trio run thangs but greed and betrayal thretan everything and the film has some shocking twists that are hard to believe. The movie gained 51% rotten on based on 41 reviews.
Ace recruits his friends Mitch Mekhi Phifer and Rico Cam'ron , and the trio become major players in the Harlem drug underworld, a violent business that will test the friends' loyalty and wits as the money rolls in and the dangers grow beyond their control. When Mitch gets sent to jail for a stint, Ace fills the local gap, underselling his competition and keeping everyone fed to avoid beef. Despite his wounds, Ace survives as his baby is born the same night. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. While making deliveries, he meets Lulu Esai Morales , a drug dealer who convinces Ace to join him. The film is told through the eyes of Ace played with great vigor by rising talent Wood Harris. He collects what remains of Lulu's supply and finds some diamonds hidden in Lulu's closet.
Rico is a ruthless enforcer who worries Ace with his overzealous, high-profile behavior. Of course compared to most hip hop films this is surprisingly good and it does benefit from being based on a true story and featuring good turns from Harris and, to a lesser extent, Phifer. . Feeling the physical and psychological effects of the shooting, Ace decides to quit the drug trade. Mitch is able to beat his murder charge and both him and Rico join Ace's drug empire. Great direction, great acting and great music! Synopsis Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business.
Via lucky breaks and solid interpersonal skills, Ace moves to the top of the Harlem drug world. The title of the film is taken from the and by. It was so edgy and gritty it could not have been made up. It takes place in in the 1980s. Via lucky breaks and solid interpersonal skills, Ace moves to the top of the Harlem drug world. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket.
The surprise came from rapper Cam'ron as Alpo but is called Rico. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. I was scanning through the channels one night and stopped on this film. Via lucky breaks and solid interpersonal skills, Ace moves to the top of the Harlem drug world. The characters Ace , Mitch , and Rico , respectively, are based on these three drug dealers. It is the mid-eighties in Harlem and Ace is working in a laundrette making honest if small money while his friend Mitch is rolling in the ill-gotten gains of street dealing. Ace starts wholesaling his product to other dealers in the neighborhood, believing everyone can make money and be happy.
However coming to the top draws more attention while the loud and aggressive Rico contrasts with Ace's style and trouble is not far away. When a fight breaks out between Mitch and another inmate, Mitch is aided by East Harlem inmate Rico who impresses Mitch by his ferocity and show of support. Likewise, Ace's close friend Mitch is a flashy, popular drug dealer who impresses Ace with his expensive automobiles and jewelry. I recognized all the actors, some one needs to hire Cam'ron he was great. When Mitch brings the cocaine to Rico, he kills Mitch and robs him out of greed. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. I might buy this one.
With Mitch back on the streets with new friend Rico, Ace continues to rise within his community but still maintaining his lowkey and quiet personae. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. He is effective at it but that doesn't mean I should praise him for ticking boxes with his screen time. Sonny's kidnapping and subsequent murder were orchestrated by his own uncle who resented Mitch for not providing him with money and for kicking him out of his family's apartment. Instead the narrative is fairly linear and straightforward but it is still interesting and well delivered.