The Hip Hop Project Synopsis
A formerly homeless teen starts a music program for at-risk teens in New York.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Giving "inspirational" a good name, Matt Ruskin's vibrant and soulful documentary The Hip Hop Project sets its universal message to an...
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The story is compelling enough that even glib phrases like "healing through hip-hop" can't drag it down.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The film works best when it pays specific attention to how hard it is to write a rhyme worth hearing.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Art makes the difference for the few kids who make it, and it also makes the difference for the films that stand out from the pack. The Hip...
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Although it often feels more like a promotional tool than an objective documentary, there is no denying the emotional resonance propelling...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Hip Hop Project, a documentary about Kazi and the young men and women he mentors, isn't quite as successful as Kazi himself - a...
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58

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
As a documentary, the film is woefully underdeveloped.
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58

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
While their stories are well worth telling, first-time director Ruskin fails to shape his material into the dynamic film it might have been.
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50

Boston Globe

And while the young director tends to skip over many of the larger societal issues plaguing many of the HHP participants, his desire to...
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
IF you like rap, you'll probably enjoy The Hip Hop Project. I don't like rap.
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Inspirational!

By Rhaki
The visuals were original, the stories poignant, and the message inspirational. A must see for anyone who loves a young person or, on the other side, wonders what in the world is going on with these...

Powerful - see this even if you are not into Hip Hop

By coreykupfer
A great movie and a powerful and inspiring example of community leadership, leadership development and the difference we can make in other lives and in our own....

The Hip Hop Project Sings

By RevolucionRocio
The Hip Hop Project is powerful art. It is about living an authentic life – regardless of the hand that one has been dealt. It is about animating artistic excellence. In the HHProject, people became...

Hip Hop Project

By mina1090
The main dude reminds me of what I want to do when i get my MSW. Its important to give back as well as directing the youth into more positve aspects of life. I loved it. its bigger then hip hop.. its...

Good movie/documentary

By oharmm
This is a wonderful and very moving documentary of these peoples' lives. It should be an inspiration to many people. The film-makers attempted to make it more of a "movie" rather than a...

the hip hop project

By hallen3
TRASH wast of time and film...

WONDERFUL!!!

By kLaSsiK_TrAgedY
I LOVE THIS MOVIE. IT:S THE BEST EVER!!! GO SEE IT!!!...

Never see this

By santafeemployee
I wouldn't ever see this again. I went cause it was a movie that looked good, but it turned out to suck really bad....

GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!

By erinhandy
This is seriously one of the best films I've ever seen....

Amazing Movie!!!!

By aka116
This film is one of the most powerful AND entertaining films I have seen! Go see it !...

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Rated PG-13 | For strong language and some thematic material