• Love Beats Rhymes (2017)

Love Beats Rhymes

Release Date: December 1st, 2017

R |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

A young woman dream of making it big in the world of hip hop, but her parents demand that she finish college. She dutifully agrees to complete her education, however her spoken word proves to have a powerful impact in the classroom.

Cast: Azealia Banks, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, Lorraine Toussaint, Hana Mae Lee, Common , Method Man , John David Washington

Director: RZA

Genres: Drama , Music

Production Co: Codeblack Films, Lionsgate

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Serena DonadoniVillage Voice

    Love Beats Rhymes is more of a showcase for star Azealia Banks than director RZA, but his influence is still felt in this formulaic hip-hop romance. show more

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    While Nicole Jefferson Asher's script often lapses into romantic melodrama, it also features incisive dialogue and characterization that lift Love Beats Rhymes above its formulaic aspects. RZA's straightforward, gimmick-free direction suits the material well and, not surprisingly, displays a keen sense of milieu. show more

  • 60
    Glenn KennyThe New York Times

    The script by Nicole Jefferson Asher toggles between sharp observations about wordcraft and some “Dynasty”- or Tyler Perry-level soap operatics. RZA’s direction lacks visual personality, but he keeps the narrative moving and elicits strong performances from his cast. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com