Changing The Game 2012 R CC

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Crime and death follows a young black man who leaves the streets to pursue a career in finance on Wall Street.

Starring:
Jakobi Alvin, Suzzanne Douglas
Runtime:
1 hour, 44 minutes

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Changing The Game

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Product Details

Genres Action
Director Rel Dowdell
Starring Jakobi Alvin, Suzzanne Douglas
Supporting actors Thomas Staten, Karen Issac, Summer Valentine, Irma P. Hall, Dennis L.A. White, Sean Riggs, Shannon Dorsey, Tony Todd, Kendia Jones, Ernest Butts, Sticky Fingaz, Nicoye Banks, Brandon Ruckdashel, Mari White, John Frisby, Ming Leone, Tom Dwyer, Irv Slifkin
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 24, 2012
Format: DVD
Excellent - MUST SEE FILM! Changing The Game is hands down one of my favorite independent films of all time. It is an intelligent, moving, timely, brilliantly told story filled with depth of emotion, strong characters and dialogue, classic literary references, superb acting by a diverse and well chosen cast, with a surprise ending Hitchcock himself would applaud. While the film takes place in an Urban setting, this is NOT your typical "Urban Drama". It has heart, honesty and shows that Black Men in the inner city can be victors in any circumstance as opposed to victims of their circumstances. The characters are so well scripted and acted, as a viewer, you are engaged and involved in each of their story lines. They make you laugh, cry, cheer and they make you care about their fate or outcome. The production, props, set design, wardrobe and special effects make you forget this is a small budget film shot in Philadelphia in just 21 days. This film by Director and Writer Rel Dowdell, fills a void in modern Black Cinema, by artfully and masterfully maintaining a balance of great story telling, with believable characters and multiple themes which are thought provoking without being "preachy". Sean Riggs, Dennis L.A. White, Irma P. Hall, Nicoye Banks, Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones, Tony Todd, Brandon Ruckdashel and the rest of the cast, do a phenomenal job telling a great story. This is a film you will definitely want to see multiple times.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ONEOFTHREE on August 21, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I tried to give this 5 stars but Amazon wont let me...
Rel Dowdell did an amazing job showing the harsh reality of the streets and its similarities to the harsh reality of corporate America. Lies, deceit, lust, backstabbing and murder are not only found in the streets - its found in corporate boardrooms all over the world. Irma P. Hall's character moved me! I believe that when you give your children the right foundation, they will stay on the right path. Even if they go off path for a moment, they will find their way back.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 1964 on January 24, 2013
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I would of never thought that dre got away, out was very interesting, gonna b a part two cause that Sheikh could possibly find them
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 27, 2014
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I was enthralled right from the start. The cinematography was great—the depiction of the murals was absolutely phenomenal! I was almost afraid to blink that I might miss something. With a very diverse cast, the story took off and kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. There were a few times I tried to predict what would happen and was completely wrong—which speaks directly to the twists and turns in this film being so eloquently placed. Whether present time or decades ago, everyone can identify with the characters—I grew up knowing a few Dre's and Darrell's and the likes of his grandmother, played by Irma P. Hall, who was especially excellent!. This film pulled on my heartstrings. Changing the Game, simply put--genius! I hope there'll be a sequel.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By raisinets38 on March 13, 2014
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This is a good learning tool for teens. Movie like this as cheap as it is has a message that our youth should heed.
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