• Dope (2015)


Release Date: June 19th, 2015

DVD Release Date: October 13th, 2015

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

High-school senior Malcolm (Shameik Moore) and his friends Jib (Tony Revolori) and Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) bond over '90s hip-hop culture, their studies and playing music in their own punk band. A chance encounter with a drug dealer named Dom lands Malcolm and company at the dealer's nightclub birthday party; when the scene turns violent, they flee -- with the Ecstasy that Dom secretly hid in Malcolm's backpack. A wild adventure ensues as the youths try to evade armed thugs who want the stash.

Cast: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, Forest Whitaker, Blake Anderson

Director: Rick Famuyiwa

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Significant Prods., Revolt Films, I Am Other Entertainment

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: 2010s, Growing up, Underdog, Best friend, Brash, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    If Dope were as earnest as Malcolm seems to be, you might expect it to be a bit of a bore. No worries on that count, though. Mr. Famuyiwa has a sleeve full of aces. show more

  • 70
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    Bouncy, with snappy dialog to spare and a great young cast headed by breakout star Shameik Moore, this is a crowd-pleaser from start to finish. show more

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    A rambunctious, sexy, funny, irreverent whirlwind of a movie, Dope doesn’t seem like it has much discipline or focus, but its frantic forward momentum and haphazard mixture of styles, although demonstratively entertaining, shouldn’t distract from a rather pointed political message about race in America. show more

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