• Released
  • September 6, 2000
  • R , 1 hr 26 min
  • Drama
    Music/Performing Arts
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Turn It Up Synopsis
An up-and-coming rapper (Pras) encounters corruption while trying to work his way out of the ghetto.
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A rapper doesn't make the story fresh.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Hits hard and pulls no punches in telling its brutal story.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Features less than 10 minutes of music in its mercifully brief 83-minute running time.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Normally, I'd recommend a movie like this only to diehard fans. But even they may want to wait until it hits cable.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Very seriously confused in its objectives.
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
Definitive modern cinematic eye-candy with all the connotations of empty calories that term implies.
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25

Miami Herald

By Sara Wildberger
This misguided gangster rap movie had every strike against it from the start.
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25

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
A vanity vehicle for the dubious acting talents of Pras.
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25

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
Glib, sense-numbing action fantasy.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Never comes alive.
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Rated R