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"Bruce Willis gives his best performance in years -- his acting has a lived-in authenticity that pairs up beautifully with his still-potent star power." Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "The action sequences are adept and the leads likeable..." Total Film "That 16 BLOCKS more readily evokes the likes of SERPICO and PRINCE OF THE CITY, both directed by Sidney Lumet, is indicative of a more mature approach to the themes of police corruption and personal redemption." Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] well-acted thriller about life on both sides of the thin blue line." Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "Def's jittery ramblings provide the zing and Donner deftly handles the action sequences..."Uncut29.25672

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"Bruce Willis gives his best performance in years -- his acting has a lived-in authenticity that pairs up beautifully with his still-potent star power." Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "The action sequences are adept and the leads likeable..." Total Film "That 16 BLOCKS more readily evokes the likes of SERPICO and PRINCE OF THE CITY, both directed by Sidney Lumet, is indicative of a more mature approach to the themes of police corruption and personal redemption." Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] well-acted thriller about life on both sides of the thin blue line." Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "Def's jittery ramblings provide the zing and Donner deftly handles the action sequences..."Uncut29.25672

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"Bruce Willis gives his best performance in years -- his acting has a lived-in authenticity that pairs up beautifully with his still-potent star power." Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "The action sequences are adept and the leads likeable..." Total Film "That 16 BLOCKS more readily evokes the likes of SERPICO and PRINCE OF THE CITY, both directed by Sidney Lumet, is indicative of a more mature approach to the themes of police corruption and personal redemption." Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] well-acted thriller about life on both sides of the thin blue line." Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "Def's jittery ramblings provide the zing and Donner deftly handles the action sequences..."Uncut29.25672

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"Bruce Willis gives his best performance in years -- his acting has a lived-in authenticity that pairs up beautifully with his still-potent star power." Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "The action sequences are adept and the leads likeable..." Total Film "That 16 BLOCKS more readily evokes the likes of SERPICO and PRINCE OF THE CITY, both directed by Sidney Lumet, is indicative of a more mature approach to the themes of police corruption and personal redemption." Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] well-acted thriller about life on both sides of the thin blue line." Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "Def's jittery ramblings provide the zing and Donner deftly handles the action sequences..."Uncut29.25672

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"...[A] surprisingly thoughtful and well-handled romance..." Box Office "...[The film] sustains the charm of an early 60's New York romance..." New York Times "...A sly and sophisticated romantic comedy with a depth of characterization matched by its appreciation of the world of hip-hop..." Los Angeles Times "...Sufficiently smooth, sexy and tuneful....Parker and Kodjoe sizzle..." Variety "...A romantic comedy, yes, but one with characters who think and talk about their goals, and are working hard on decisions....It's observant..."Chicago Sun-Times "...A film whose tough choices and bittersweet ending keep it real..."Entertainment Weekly29.21309

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] geeky celebration of no-budget inventiveness....A lot of fun..."Uncut 3 stars out of 5 -- "There's just enough whimsical good humour to carry BE KIND REWIND..."Empire "[T]here's nothing not to like about the movie....Fitted with pockets of guest stardom, including Mia Farrow...and GHOSTBUSTERS' own Sigourney Weaver..."Entertainment Weekly "[C]inematic to the bone: it's an affectionate, illuminating paean to filmmaking, a DAY FOR NIGHT for the retro-chic set."Sight and Sound "BE KIND pays homage to the idea of film as a collective art....Good natured and sometimes endearingly loopy..."USA Today "[The characters] provide a welcome a welcome reminder that even the slickest blockbuster is also a piece of handicraft, an artifact of somebody's nutty, unbounded ingenuity and the potential object of somebody else's innocent, childlike fascination."New York Times "Def is likably low-key....Gondry and the gifted indie cinematographer Ellen Kuras have fun with the amateur versions of the likes of ROBOCOP, RUSH HOUR, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, KING KONG and DRIVING MISS DAISY."Rolling Stone29.17236

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] geeky celebration of no-budget inventiveness....A lot of fun..."Uncut 3 stars out of 5 -- "There's just enough whimsical good humour to carry BE KIND REWIND..."Empire "[T]here's nothing not to like about the movie....Fitted with pockets of guest stardom, including Mia Farrow...and GHOSTBUSTERS' own Sigourney Weaver..."Entertainment Weekly "[C]inematic to the bone: it's an affectionate, illuminating paean to filmmaking, a DAY FOR NIGHT for the retro-chic set."Sight and Sound "BE KIND pays homage to the idea of film as a collective art....Good natured and sometimes endearingly loopy..."USA Today "[The characters] provide a welcome a welcome reminder that even the slickest blockbuster is also a piece of handicraft, an artifact of somebody's nutty, unbounded ingenuity and the potential object of somebody else's innocent, childlike fascination."New York Times "Def is likably low-key....Gondry and the gifted indie cinematographer Ellen Kuras have fun with the amateur versions of the likes of ROBOCOP, RUSH HOUR, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, KING KONG and DRIVING MISS DAISY."Rolling Stone29.17236

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"[The] filmmaking style is unrushed and -- for a film stuffed with special effects -- not overly busy....[The] narrative bagginess is partly what makes the film feel true to Adams, if not in precise letter then certainly in mellow spirit."New York Times "[T]he animation sequences that illustrate the instructional Guide itself are clever."USA Today "[A] movie that spills over with visual gags, puppet monsters and a digital John Malkovich....The script by Karey Kirkpatrick and Adams himself delivers the goods in inspired lunacy." Rolling Stone "[A] nutty, fitfully charming production, with its 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse' visual aesthetic, androidish pacing, and idiot-proof overdelight in itself..." Entertainment Weekly "[I]t's a hugely welcome experience: witty, ingenious and sharp as razors." Uncut "Jennings crams the animations that illustrate the Guide entries with droll sight gags."Sight and Sound29.17236

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"[The] filmmaking style is unrushed and -- for a film stuffed with special effects -- not overly busy....[The] narrative bagginess is partly what makes the film feel true to Adams, if not in precise letter then certainly in mellow spirit."New York Times "[T]he animation sequences that illustrate the instructional Guide itself are clever."USA Today "[A] movie that spills over with visual gags, puppet monsters and a digital John Malkovich....The script by Karey Kirkpatrick and Adams himself delivers the goods in inspired lunacy." Rolling Stone "[A] nutty, fitfully charming production, with its 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse' visual aesthetic, androidish pacing, and idiot-proof overdelight in itself..." Entertainment Weekly "[I]t's a hugely welcome experience: witty, ingenious and sharp as razors." Uncut "Jennings crams the animations that illustrate the Guide entries with droll sight gags."Sight and Sound29.17236

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"[The] filmmaking style is unrushed and -- for a film stuffed with special effects -- not overly busy....[The] narrative bagginess is partly what makes the film feel true to Adams, if not in precise letter then certainly in mellow spirit."New York Times "[T]he animation sequences that illustrate the instructional Guide itself are clever."USA Today "[A] movie that spills over with visual gags, puppet monsters and a digital John Malkovich....The script by Karey Kirkpatrick and Adams himself delivers the goods in inspired lunacy." Rolling Stone "[A] nutty, fitfully charming production, with its 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse' visual aesthetic, androidish pacing, and idiot-proof overdelight in itself..." Entertainment Weekly "[I]t's a hugely welcome experience: witty, ingenious and sharp as razors." Uncut "Jennings crams the animations that illustrate the Guide entries with droll sight gags."Sight and Sound29.17236

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3 stars out of 4 -- "NEXT DAY AIR is a bloody, screwball comedy, a film of high spirits. It tells a complicated story with acute timing and clarity..."Chicago Sun-Times "[W]ith a script that snaps, characters that pop, a blaze of streetwise attitude and enough firepower to pulverize a significant chunk of South Philadelphia..."New York Times 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sincere screwball....[A] movie that laments the way money trumps trust."Box Office "[I]t gradually reveals itself as a surprisingly tight, economical thriller that sends a bunch of desperate lowlifes on a collision course with destiny..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club29.17236

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3 stars out of 4 -- "NEXT DAY AIR is a bloody, screwball comedy, a film of high spirits. It tells a complicated story with acute timing and clarity..."Chicago Sun-Times "[W]ith a script that snaps, characters that pop, a blaze of streetwise attitude and enough firepower to pulverize a significant chunk of South Philadelphia..."New York Times 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sincere screwball....[A] movie that laments the way money trumps trust."Box Office "[I]t gradually reveals itself as a surprisingly tight, economical thriller that sends a bunch of desperate lowlifes on a collision course with destiny..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club29.17236

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"[T]here's nothing not to like about the movie....Fitted with pockets of guest stardom, including Mia Farrow...and GHOSTBUSTERS' own Sigourney Weaver..."Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 5 -- "There's just enough whimsical good humour to carry BE KIND REWIND..."Empire "[C]inematic to the bone: it's an affectionate, illuminating paean to filmmaking, a DAY FOR NIGHT for the retro-chic set."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] geeky celebration of no-budget inventiveness....A lot of fun..."Uncut "BE KIND pays homage to the idea of film as a collective art....Good natured and sometimes endearingly loopy..."USA Today "[The characters] provide a welcome a welcome reminder that even the slickest blockbuster is also a piece of handicraft, an artifact of somebody's nutty, unbounded ingenuity and the potential object of somebody else's innocent, childlike fascination."New York Times "Def is likably low-key....Gondry and the gifted indie cinematographer Ellen Kuras have fun with the amateur versions of the likes of ROBOCOP, RUSH HOUR, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, KING KONG and DRIVING MISS DAISY."Rolling Stone29.17236

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"[T]he animation sequences that illustrate the instructional Guide itself are clever."USA Today "[I]t's a hugely welcome experience: witty, ingenious and sharp as razors."Uncut "[The] filmmaking style is unrushed and -- for a film stuffed with special effects -- not overly busy....[The] narrative bagginess is partly what makes the film feel true to Adams, if not in precise letter then certainly in mellow spirit."New York Times "[A] movie that spills over with visual gags, puppet monsters and a digital John Malkovich....The script by Karey Kirkpatrick and Adams himself delivers the goods in inspired lunacy."Rolling Stone "[A] nutty, fitfully charming production, with its 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse' visual aesthetic, androidish pacing, and idiot-proof overdelight in itself..."Entertainment Weekly "Jennings crams the animations that illustrate the Guide entries with droll sight gags."Sight and Sound29.17236

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Rolling Stone (pp.64-68) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[This soundtrack] plays like a greatest-hits of neosoul and mama-friendly hip-hop from the past decade, with open-armed performances from luminaries like Common, Mos Def and Erykah Badu."1.231411

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Rolling Stone (pp.64-68) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[This soundtrack] plays like a greatest-hits of neosoul and mama-friendly hip-hop from the past decade, with open-armed performances from luminaries like Common, Mos Def and Erykah Badu."1.231411

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Living Blues (pp.48-49) - "Rapper Mos Def comes off as a highly believable blues singer....[He delivers] the two jump blues with conviction and rhythmic authority..."0.9834516

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"Knowles captures James' emotional vulnerability and is substantially better than she was in DREAMGIRLS....She shines most when singing."USA Today "Mos Def makes a terrific Berry, all flash and confidence, and Wright offers a memorably soulful take on Waters..."Los Angeles Times "[A] rollicking and insightful celebration of Chicago blues in its hectic golden age....Enriched by the skill and verve of a prodigious ensemble..."New York Times "The casting throughout is successful. Columbus Short suggests the building inner torments of Little Walter, and Cedric the Entertainer plays the singer-songwriter Willie Dixon as a creator and synthesizer."Chicago Sun-Times "Wright plays Waters as an elegant tomcat in boxy suits....Then there's Chuck Berry -- played by Mos Def, who nails the legend's apple-cheeked charisma as well as his saucy grooves." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 5 -- "Beyonce is luminous as the driven diva. Also excellent is Mos Def as an up-for-anything Chuck Berry."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music kicks up a storm, and the real revelation is Knowles, who burns a hole in the screen as sexy, drug-addled siren Etta..."Empire "[Beyonce Knowles] performs dynamic versions of Etta James classics and delivers the dramatic goods as the troubled and badly addicted young woman who lives the blues she sings."Hollywood Reporter "Jeffrey Wright is superb as Muddy Waters. Columbus Short is scarily mercurial as Little Walter."Wall Street Journal0.7359576

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"Knowles captures James' emotional vulnerability and is substantially better than she was in DREAMGIRLS....She shines most when singing."USA Today "Mos Def makes a terrific Berry, all flash and confidence, and Wright offers a memorably soulful take on Waters..."Los Angeles Times "[A] rollicking and insightful celebration of Chicago blues in its hectic golden age....Enriched by the skill and verve of a prodigious ensemble..."New York Times "The casting throughout is successful. Columbus Short suggests the building inner torments of Little Walter, and Cedric the Entertainer plays the singer-songwriter Willie Dixon as a creator and synthesizer."Chicago Sun-Times "Wright plays Waters as an elegant tomcat in boxy suits....Then there's Chuck Berry -- played by Mos Def, who nails the legend's apple-cheeked charisma as well as his saucy grooves." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 5 -- "Beyonce is luminous as the driven diva. Also excellent is Mos Def as an up-for-anything Chuck Berry."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music kicks up a storm, and the real revelation is Knowles, who burns a hole in the screen as sexy, drug-addled siren Etta..."Empire "[Beyonce Knowles] performs dynamic versions of Etta James classics and delivers the dramatic goods as the troubled and badly addicted young woman who lives the blues she sings."Hollywood Reporter "Jeffrey Wright is superb as Muddy Waters. Columbus Short is scarily mercurial as Little Walter."Wall Street Journal0.7359576

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Spin (p.86) - "First single 'Life in Marvelous Times' builds a furious narrative -- moving from the rapper's project upbringing to the present, where wonders and terrors abound -- over an an epic, sticky synth beat."Spin (p.33) - Ranked #7 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2009" -- "Singing in Spanish, rapping with vigor, he discovers a powerful new side of himself."Entertainment Weekly (p.61) - "Mos is brimming with poetry again, hurling politically charged lyrics like lightning bolts against the thunderous beats behind him."Billboard (p.56) - "The killer first half is filled with off-kilter, dissonant soul hooks and Mos' hypnotic, just south-of-smoked-out verses, all nicely merging his obsessive drive for hip-hop innovation with a distinct purpose."Q (Magazine) (p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t comes as something of a relief to discover that this time around Mos Def once more sounds like he's enjoying himself -- laughing, scatting, even crooning a line or two..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.86) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Opener 'Supermagic' sees Def sample Malcolm X....There's plenty here..."0.6946325

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Down Beat (11/00, p.73) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The third, and best, installment in a much deserved late career rediscovery. There is clarity, a sense of strength and a coherence in this album that is rare even for a master. It plays like a wise and joyous summation of a career..."JazzTimes (5/01, pp.173-4) - "...Brilliant reevaluations of his mos def show-stoppers and head-trippers...of yesterday-today-tomorrow....CARAMBOLA is gonna stand."0.4917258

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Rolling Stone (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[E]arthy, impressively diverse...Broadening the hip-hop palette without sacrificing, or selling out, its core ideals."Rolling Stone (p.150) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "Mos Def has come through with another eccentric, fuming hip-hop album..."Spin (p.113) - "The radio-ready sin jam 'Sex, Love & Money' throbs with fat horn stabs and flute runs, and 'Ghetto Rock' pairs classic boom-bap with needling guitar..." - Grade: BUncut (p.157) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[He] has proved himself to be hip-hop's renaissance man....An experimental and melancholic set."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]here's no empty rhetoric here, just honest tales of struggle, of tragedy, of lives thrown into fatal tailspins by impossible twists of fate....A bruised and bristling meditation on pain and alienation."0.3687944

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Rolling Stone (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[E]arthy, impressively diverse...Broadening the hip-hop palette without sacrificing, or selling out, its core ideals."Rolling Stone (p.150) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "Mos Def has come through with another eccentric, fuming hip-hop album..."Spin (p.113) - "The radio-ready sin jam 'Sex, Love & Money' throbs with fat horn stabs and flute runs, and 'Ghetto Rock' pairs classic boom-bap with needling guitar..." - Grade: BUncut (p.157) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[He] has proved himself to be hip-hop's renaissance man....An experimental and melancholic set."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]here's no empty rhetoric here, just honest tales of struggle, of tragedy, of lives thrown into fatal tailspins by impossible twists of fate....A bruised and bristling meditation on pain and alienation."0.3687944

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Rolling Stone (10/29/98, p.77) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...not only an eagerly awaited rap album but also a desperately needed one....Black Star are socially conscious and lyrically sound--with their hearts close to the underground."Entertainment Weekly (10/23/98, p.80) - "...Mixing rugged street beats and rhymes brainy enough for boho B-boys (they cite literary references and quote Nina Simone) makes this Black Star shine bright." - Rating: A-The Wire (1/99, p.27) - Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year [1998]"CMJ (1/11/99, pp.5-6) - "...Mos Def and Talib Kweli truly are 'the best alliance in hip-hop,' with Mos's stylized, grainy delivery serving as yang to the smart, spoken words of Kweli's yin..."The Source (11/98, p.198) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...With a delicate balance of Black Nationalism, well-chosen interludes and lyrics to go, high-pitched metaphor specialist Kweli and straight-up showman Mos prove that they're more than just 'lyrically handsome'..."0.3687944

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Rolling Stone (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[E]arthy, impressively diverse...Broadening the hip-hop palette without sacrificing, or selling out, its core ideals."Rolling Stone (p.150) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "Mos Def has come through with another eccentric, fuming hip-hop album..."Spin (p.113) - "The radio-ready sin jam 'Sex, Love & Money' throbs with fat horn stabs and flute runs, and 'Ghetto Rock' pairs classic boom-bap with needling guitar..." - Grade: BUncut (p.157) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[He] has proved himself to be hip-hop's renaissance man....An experimental and melancholic set."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]here's no empty rhetoric here, just honest tales of struggle, of tragedy, of lives thrown into fatal tailspins by impossible twists of fate....A bruised and bristling meditation on pain and alienation."0.3687944

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JazzTimes (5/00, p.136) - "...Melodious, warm-toned single note lines and Wes Montgomery-styled octaves on top of static hip-hop vamps....Pleasant enough...if smooth jazz is your thing, then by all means seek out this disc..."0.3258381

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Entertainment Weekly (12/19/03, p.77) - (12/19/03, p.77) - "...Enriches their already soul-stirring urban confessionals with emotionally charged improvisations..." - Rating: B+0.3258381

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Rolling Stone (8/2/01, p.64) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Remarkable...the excitement sparks from Bilal's restless willingness - as a singer, songwriter and producer - to make his own rules, to try anything..."Spin (9/01, p.158) - 7 out of 10 - "...This sounds like it should have come with a complimentary bottle of Kama Sutra oil..."Entertainment Weekly (6/29-7/6/01, p.144) - "...One of the best 'nuevo' soul albums of the year..." - Rating: A-Q (Summer/01, p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...[Potently] impressive..."Mixmag (8/01, p.187) - 4 out of 5 - "...Brilliant...this is drunken soul....sitting alongside some of the finest soul of the past 3 decades..."Vibe (9/01, p.242) - 4.5 discs out of 5 - "...Undoubtedly one of the best R&B albums of the year..."NME (Magazine) (7/21/01, p.32) - 7 out of 10 - "...There are intriguing arrangements, innovative beats, and amazing flashes of inspiration. Bilal has soul..."0.3258381

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Entertainment Weekly (No. 844, p.148) - "...[T]he most cohesive of her three albums...." - Grade: B+0.3258381

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Rolling Stone (10/12/00, p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A more organic-feeling representation of their considerable skills and vision. Uncluttered but muscular production, deft samples and smart rhymes ensure repeated listenings..."Q (11/00, p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Right-on rapping....their Hispanic-flavored style constantly edges between sounding cool and simply withdrawn..."Mixmag (9/00, p.169) - 3 out of 5 - "...Original, funked-up music....BRIDGING THE GAPS is another little gem..."The Source (12/00, pp.240-2) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...BEP fine-tune their aesthetic. They integrate coffee-shop soul with disco-ball grooves, using spacey electronics and soft analog samples to interlace their aural space. the sound is familair and still refreshingly original..."0.3258381

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Spin (8/96, pp.98-100) - Reasonably Good - "...Recording for the first time without Prince Paul....De La Soul have settled for a series of serviceable, mid-tempo grooves. There's a not-unpleasing nimbleness about STAKES, but toying with a groove, not merely establishing it, has always been the appeal of a De La record..."Entertainment Weekly (7/12/96, p.58) - "...Musically, they've traded in their gorgeously weird jazz-based soundscapes for sparser, straight-ahead beats....Still, De La Soul prove they can snap on new-jack poseurs as effectively as they did on the old ones..." - Rating: BUncut (6/03, p.133) - "...It was on 1996's STAKES IS HIGH that they found their true mature voice..."The Source (7/96, p.87) - 4 Mics - Slammin' - "...Unlike trend chameleons whose personalities flow to the ebbs of ringing cash registers, da Soul spits into the winds of the reigning orthodoxy, targeting gangsta poseurs and microwave Mafioso..."Rap Pages (7/96, p.29) - 8 (out of 10) - "...With each album...De La Soul invariably shoulder the burden placed on them by fans to once again save Hip-Hop from the throes of commercialism....De La Soul's mission this time is to serve as a counterpoint to the `players' who have simply dominated Hip-Hop over the last few years with images and slogans centering on violence..."New York Times (Publisher) (7/28/96, Sec.2, p.30) - "...[STAKES IS HIGH] sounds deceptively relaxed and bouyant as De La Soul pulls off some complex maneuvers simultaneously....De La Soul has found its balance again. Its vamps are calm but determined, dipping into jazz and old soul. And the raps...are more straightforward..."NME (Magazine) (6/29/96, p.53) - 6 (out of 10) - "...no, they're NOT going to be hippy-rap clowns any more for anyone....at least they'll get respect from the hip-hop community by making another no-frills, monochrome rap record that is, well, alright..."0.3258381

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Spin - "Hi-Tek remains a generous collaborator whose jazz-inflected riffs and soulful vibes bring out the best in the mercurial MC."Billboard (p.36) - "The pair's latest collaboration, REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE, tackles heavy concepts and finds Kweli at his most political on the track 'Ballad of the Black Gold,' where he raps over Hi-Tek's militant beats."Pitchfork (Website) - "[W]hether Hi-Tek pulls together a minimalist beat with lots of breathing room or a dense, lush track piled high with soul vocals, he entrusts his work to an MC who bridges freestyle spontaneity and crafted precision."0.3258381

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