MOVIE REVIEW: TOP FIVE

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Last night I had the privilege of attending the screening for Top Five, starring Chris Rock and produced by the diamond duo, Jay and Kanye. Being a Chris Rock fan myself (I mean really who isn’t?), and after peeping the trailer, I knew this was a must see for me. The ancient barbershop debate of the greatest top five MC’s was enough to catch my attention, and obviously I assumed this would be the theme of the movie.

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I was wrong in a good way. Top Five is surprising, refreshing, hilarious and full of classic scenes that are bound to be remembered long after its availability on Netflix. How could it not be with the number of legendary cameos involved. Just to name drop a few co-stars (key word few), Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer and Tracy Morgan, all starred in this cinematic adventure, and their characters do not disappoint as usual.

True to Chris Rock’s nature, expect comedy layered over personal issues, political stand points, artistic struggles and “rigorous honesty”. Quick warning, there are some scenes that push the limits…remember two words, HOT SAUCE. But I would definitely see it again, and I rate it up there with my top movies easily.

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