Dope

Dope

Dope

A geek (newcomer Shameik Moore) from a tough neighbourhood in Los Angeles tries to find his place in academia in this coming-of-age tale. However, one night at an underground party sends him in a wildly different direction - one that will make him the dopest dude around. Co-stars The Grand Budapest Hotel's Tony Revolori, Zoë Kravitz and rapper A$AP Rocky.

"Malcolm is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully navigating life in The Bottoms, one of the toughest neighborhoods in Inglewood, California. He and his fellow outcasts share a voracious appreciation for all things '90s hip-hop, opting to sport Cross-Colours and Z. Cavariccis at the risk of being clowned at school. He dreams of attending Harvard, but first he has to make it home every day. When a drug dealer takes a shine to Malcolm and invites him to his birthday party, Malcolm’s crew is swirled into a hilarious blender of offbeat characters and bad choices where redemption can only be found in Bitcoin." (Sundance Film Festival)

Best Editing winner at Sundance Film Festival 2015
2015Rating: R16, Violence, sexual violence, offensive language and drug use103 minsUSA
ComedyDramaFestival & Independent
87%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

Move over Ferris Bueller, high school has a new king and the high school movie genre has a new heavyweight. Meet Malcolm and his two friends. Three self-professed high school geeks with an obsession for ‘90s hip hop who are weeks from graduating having navigated the complex dilemmas of life in a modern high school world and urban gang war landscape.

Dope

Dope is the funniest high school teen comedy since Superbad. A hilarious, fresh and extremely entertaining coming of age story. Shameik Moore (Don Cheadle with a flattop) is excellent as Malcolm, a geek who loves 90s culture. Go see Dope, it's pretty dope.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

The fun momentum of Dope’s breakneck plotting and snappy dialogue easily overcome any momentary attack of earnestness.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Famuyiwa ... doubles down on an applying-to-Harvard satire that both upends demographic expectations while insisting (at times a bit strenuously) that we all aim a little higher.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Shoves disparate genre elements together as if pulling jigsaw puzzle pieces from a half-dozen different boxes, and if the finished work isn't quite convincing, it's still fun to look at.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's about kids who we're generally not asked to care about: a cast almost entirely made up of actors of colour.

5.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

In the end, just another unfunny grab bag of stereotypes. Don't believe the hype.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A crowd-pleaser from start to finish.

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

Move over Ferris Bueller, high school has a new king and the high school movie genre has a new heavyweight. Meet Malcolm and his two friends. Three self-professed high school geeks with an obsession for ‘90s hip hop who are weeks from graduating having navigated the complex dilemmas of life in a modern high school world and urban gang war landscape.

Variety

Variety

press

The fun momentum of Dope’s breakneck plotting and snappy dialogue easily overcome any momentary attack of earnestness.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Famuyiwa ... doubles down on an applying-to-Harvard satire that both upends demographic expectations while insisting (at times a bit strenuously) that we all aim a little higher.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Shoves disparate genre elements together as if pulling jigsaw puzzle pieces from a half-dozen different boxes, and if the finished work isn't quite convincing, it's still fun to look at.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's about kids who we're generally not asked to care about: a cast almost entirely made up of actors of colour.

5.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

In the end, just another unfunny grab bag of stereotypes. Don't believe the hype.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A crowd-pleaser from start to finish.

Dope

Dope is the funniest high school teen comedy since Superbad. A hilarious, fresh and extremely entertaining coming of age story. Shameik Moore (Don Cheadle with a flattop) is excellent as Malcolm, a geek who loves 90s culture. Go see Dope, it's pretty dope.

4.0