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Based on 23 Reviews
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a documentary that invites viewers inside its story to groove along with a genre that's changing the past, present and future of contemporary music. show more

  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Filled with wildly inventive sound, as records are cut up and recombined on the spot. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Scratch will make even the uninitiated believe in the joy and propulsive power of hip-hop. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    It lays the groundwork for such collaborations by suggesting that all forms of music must come full circle before evolving into something new. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    Mesmerizing. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    An illuminating and entertaining study of an underground culture that has become part of the American mainstream. show more

  • 75
    Ray Conlogue The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This engaging documentary is an excursion into the immense "art" form of hip-hop. show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Pray will force you to look at the music as more than just gobbledygook created by musical-bower birds who can't spell. show more

  • 80
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Throughout, the notion that hip-hop is much more than rapping is a persistent theme, and anyone seeking a solid introduction -- or re-introduction -- to that ever vibrant culture shouldn't miss it. show more

  • 80
    Chris Gore Film Threat

    See Scratch for the history, see Scratch for the music, see Scratch for a lesson in scratching, but, most of all, see it for the passion. show more

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