“Straight Out Of Brooklyn’s ending proves that Matty Rich’s ideas got onscreen through
deliberateness and guile, if not very much talent. He isn’t an agent of truth or wisdom, as he has been celebrated in the media (from The New York Times ot PBS’ McNeil-Lehrer Newshour). He’s an enterprising young hustler who has moved on the advantages of the post–Do The Right Thing moment by offering a marketable display of young Black anger…”
To read more of Armond White’s take on Matty Rich’s film Straight Out Of Brooklyn, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.