The LandHD Closed Captioning
Steven Caple Jr.
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About the Movie
Executive producer Nas presents this vivid inner-city saga set amidst Cleveland's hip-hop underground. Teenage buddies Cisco (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), Junior (Moises Arias), Boobie (Ezri Walker), and Patty Cake (Rafi Gavron) shrug off school to practice skateboarding, which they hope will be their ticket to a better life. In the meantime, they steal cars to finance their dream. But when they get mixed up in a drug deal and cross a ruthless crime queen-pin (Linda Emond), they put their friendship—and lives—on the line. Set to a choice hip-hop soundtrack and featuring an impressive ensemble cast that includes The Wire's Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, and rapper Machine Gun Kelly, The Land crackles with the energy and poetry of the streets.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 17
- Fresh: 11
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Contrivances spoil the sense of realism and place that Mr. Caple, who wrote the script, often so deftly evokes.
Fresh: There's enough on screen, beyond Lendeborg's confident star turn, to label Caple as a filmmaker to watch.
Fresh: Caple has a unique eye and a strong sense of place. Here's hoping that next time he applies them to a fresher story.
Fresh: Caple emphasizes the desperation that breeds street crime, and he never tries to puff his kids up into heroes. They're just kids who feel insulted by the few prospects that seem available to them.
Moving and Raw
This film is unapologetically raw, in the sense it portrays the city of Cleveland in a most authentic fashion. As an LA resident by way of the Land, I am all to familiar with the plight the fellas face in this film. The decisions placed before the youth of Cleveland may come off as a staunch reality, but they are realities nevertheless. Joy, pain, tears, smiles, memories--good and bad--it all resonates watching this film. This story is our story, during our year--the year of the Cavalier! Thank you Steven!
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