Shottas Synopsis
Follows the lives of two Jamaican gangsters in Kingston and Washington D.C.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's all pretty rough going, but even with its microbudget there's enough blood, booty and bling to satisfy fans of the genre. It's also...
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50

Village Voice

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Writer-director Cess Silvera claims he's trying to "show the gritty life of Jamaican immigrants," but Shottas is no more a social-issue...
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50

Variety

Gangster tale Shottas feels like a Jamaican "Scarface," offering a vivid slice of the underground street culture of Kingston. Still, the...
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40

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
It doesn't help that the level of acting in the film brings nothing but accidental humor to the mix.
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40

Los Angeles Times

There's no social commentary discernible here; merely a rap-video style glorification of the gangsta life, complete with mad money, barely...
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40

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Cess Silvera, the film's writer and director, doesn't find any of the humanity or inner demons that would allow the characters to rise...
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A slick but dull new shoot- ' em-up from Jamaica, doesn't penetrate the mysteries of high-rolling, high-risk thug life.
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30

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Despite the syncopated score and subtitled patois, this is just another "Scarface" knockoff, with the usual array of bling, booty, and...
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Shottas exists purely in the realm of rasta-music-video fakery.
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So Amzing!

By I<3POTC
This movie is a must see! It was so realistic and dramatic, I cried like a drunken lonley housewife at the end...

I love this movie

By dkatoria7
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Rated R | For strong violence, sexuality/nudity, language and drug content