• Released
  • September 4, 1999
  • R , 1 hr 38 min
  • Drama
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Black and White (1999) Synopsis
White teens explore the uptown black hip-hop culture by spending time at a black man's apartment.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A pulsating snapshot of America caught in a mad, liberating identity crisis.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Toback presents specific characters dealing with specific problems and, through their stories, somehow manages to take the temperature of...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The story is a mess, as usual with Toback's movies, but intricacies of contemporary urban culture are vividly illuminated by his insistence...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The agony of invention is there on the screen.
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60

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This lively mess proves that when Toback loses his head, he does it with style.
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57

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
An audacious but underconceived blend of fiction and documentary that questions the idea of race and identity in America.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There's something deeper at play in the film, something psychologically foul, voyeuristic and personal.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
At heart a cliché-strewn melodrama about a bunch of white, upper-class Manhattan kids who aspire to ghetto culture.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Sometimes laughably incoherent.
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Barbara Shulgasser
There is really no one to like in this film.
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