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From the looks of it, the film might have been pitched as a cross between ALI and GIRLFIGHT. Unfortunately, it stands up to neither of the films. This is from no fault of the actors. Accepting the rather petite Senait Ashenafi (who played Keesha Ward on TV's "General Hospital") as a boxer is pushing things a bit, but that detail aside, she does a credible job given the material she was given.
Pierre Perea is okay as Honeybee's trainer and Corinne Van Wyck plays a good B-movie villian. As always, James Avery ("The Fresh Prince of Bel Air") gives a reliable performance. The rest of the cast doesn't make much of an impact.
The main shortcoming of the film comes with Roderick Powell's script. Simply put, it lacks originality and depth. Everything you see in this film has been done better elsewhere. Powell also wrote and directed the equally campy, PREACHING TO THE SISTERS (a/k/a PREACHER PLAYER). Of the two films, HONEYBEE is marginally better, in large part due to its use of professional actors and the fact that this one was shot on film rather than grainy video.
Melvin James' direction is sluggish and stylistically indifferent. It isn't until the last reel of the film that the pace starts to pick up, but by then it is too late.
Despite subpar writing and directing, this is not to say that HONEYBEE lacks entertainment value. Even Ed Wood had his legion of fans. HONEYBEE is the type of film that you enjoy because it is bad.Read more ›
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This movie is really good and i hope they make more female boxers films because it will be good.Honeybee (Sub)Published on October 2, 2010 by Samuel Johnson III
If you are between the ages of 0 months and 3 years of age or 75 years or older you might find this ' waste of time' to be a thought provoking, star making stunner (what a joke)! Read morePublished on November 13, 2002 by BIG CEDDY
As an established black "Insider" I'm always having to defend my people's work, however it is becoming more and more difficult everytime "Another Black" film fails to entertain. Read morePublished on October 23, 2002 by BIG CEDDY
Honeybee is often overlooked during the award shows, but here is your chance to really see it shine. Read morePublished on September 25, 2002 by P.L.G. Wollfe
This movie was the best I've seen in a long time. Hollywood watch out.. We have some new stars on the rise! The directing was the best I've seen in a long time. Read morePublished on September 25, 2002 by Morwenna