56) Armond White Movie Review of the Kevin Hooks film Strictly Business starring Halle Berry -1991-
“Now that Nelson George’s personal prejudices have become a part of big-screen cultural
mythology, he is more dangerous than ever before. As the co-author and associate producer of the abysmal new film Strictly Business, Nelson George has put the sexist, capitalist, accomodationist agenda of his writing as a journalist into fiction form…If Strictly Business’s premise itself seems insipid, consider that it’s all you get onscreen. There isn’t much of a story in the script or any substance in Kevin Hooks’s TV-drab direction. The movie is a bald, unprepossessing widget–a worthless product of interest only for its demonstration of Nelson George’s personal economic hypotheses at work…”
To read more of Armond White’s take on the film Strictly Business starring Halle Berry, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.