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Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp

R In Theaters 07/19/2013 , 89min.
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Time Out New York
Beck’s widow, his ex-wife and three daughters paint the man as someone whose success only complicated his life, estranging him from his family and eventually saddling him with crippling inertia. Pimping ain’t easy, but going straight is no picnic, either. Full Review
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
Beck expressed dismay that “Pimp” was taken as a glamorization of his life, and not a warning. By omitting the experiences of the women who worked for him, the filmmakers risk the same thing. Full Review
Joe Leydon
“Portrait” abounds in the sort of ironies and contrasts that can make a biodoc fascinating even to auds totally unfamiliar with its subject. Full Review
Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve
After an unpromising beginning, Iceberg Slim develops into a thorny, engaging exploration of the strange twilight and late-in-life fame of a bona fide American outlaw. Full Review
Nick Schager
Village Voice
Intentions and effect are at odds throughout Jorge Hinojosa's one-note documentary. Full Review

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