Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008) 1080p YIFY Movie

Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008) 1080p

Made in America is a movie starring Jim Brown, Tony Muhammad, and Kershaun Scott. With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence...

IMDB: 6.94 Likes

  • Genre: Documentary | Crime
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.41G
  • Resolution: 1920*1080 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 93
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 1 / 7

The Synopsis for Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008) 1080p

With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.


The Director and Players for Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008) 1080p

[Director]Stacy Peralta
[Role:]Jim Brown
[Role:]Forest Whitaker
[Role:]Kershaun Scott
[Role:]Tony Muhammad


The Reviews for Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008) 1080p


mehReviewed bybutternuttVote: 5/10

The documentary is pretty one-sided in terms of what it covers. But I don't begrudge that what it does address did lead to gangs (segregation, racism, etc.). The film tells this side well with good background and history. I learned a lot about LA racial history. However, the "criminal enterprise" aspect of gangs isn't really addressed at all. Gangs have structures, turf, and commerce. While they may have sprung from hopelessness and segregation, they evolved into criminal enterprises that are quick to use deadly violence.

I give this film 5 stars because it really addresses half the story. It is a good history lesson on why gangs came to be, but I would have liked to understand their structure and commerce more (the day-to-day reasons for their existence and brutality). The film kind of shrugs off the violence as gang members list many reasons why their lives suck. That's fine, but it really needed to be balanced more with what they gain from gangs through drugs, robbery and violence. The gang members are not powerless victims - they profit from and gain status from the violence.

LA Film Festival ScreeningReviewed bymoorghenVote: 8/10

Saw the film tonight at the LA Film Festival and really enjoyed it. It provides a history of LA gang culture from a social perspective, then jumps all the way back to slavery. It's not New Jack City or a history of crack. It's the story of a marginalized community right smack in the middle of the American dream machine. Although the stories are bleak and depressing, the film is one of the most positive efforts I've seen in years. Very different from Peralta's previous docs. He even refused to answer skateboarding questions from audience members and brought a lot of the main characters up on stage to take questions from the audience. I hope this doc gets the attention it deserves.

Shoddily MadeReviewed byjrdfrnkVote: 1/10

Saw this movie last night at Sundance at BAM. I thought that I would get a look at the history, structure, economy, and cultural legacy of gang-life in LA. This movie didn't deliver on any of these fronts. Instead of history it just ran over the broad-strokes of black oppression on the west coast. Instead of gang's organizational structure it just talked a lot about finding a family and not having a father figure. Instead of the economy of drug- selling it just talked about how crack totally messed stuff up. Instead of cultural legacy it just flashed a bunch of pictures of west-coast rappers and had a hip-hop inspired soundtrack.

Throughout the film there are constant montages of hyper-masculine men, showing off their muscles, guns, and clothes. After awhile, we can't help but question the filmmakers leering, homo-erotic/homo-phobic view of these gang-members. We rarely learn anything concrete about them. They rarely tell us particular stories, facts, or credible statistics. Instead we are presented with their hyperbolic exaggerated rants about how tough they are. It reminds me of some of the AA meetings I've attended, where former alcoholics brag about how high, drunk, messed-up they got in a way that seems to relish the very self-destructive aspects of their lives they now pretend to critique. In the end, this is one of those movies that can't get enough of the guns, blood, and violence culture, it pretends to disapprove of.

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