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Biker Boyz

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language.

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Action
Length:
1 hr. 30 min.
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Lawrence Fishburne

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Derek Luke, Tyson Beckford, Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison | Directed by: Reggie Rock Bythewood, Gina Prince-Bythewood | Produced by: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Stephanie Allain, Erwin Stoff | Written by: Craig Fernandez, Reggie Rock Bythewood | Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “‘Biker Boyz’ is a contemporary Western on wheels with desperados who live every day on the edge. Lawyers and city workers by day, they take to the streets in their leathers to race by night. In the world of underground motorcycle clubs, the undefeated racer known as Smoke (Laurence Fishburne) is the undisputed ‘King of Cali.’ But Smoke’s dominance of the set is about to be threatened by a young motorcycle racing prodigy called Kid (Derek Luke), who is determined to win Smoke’s helmet and earn the coveted title.”

Year of Release—2003


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Positive—I have to admit I was very suprised by this movie. From their advertising campaign I thought “Biker Boyz” was going to be another “Fast and the Furious” or “Triple X”. Actually the movie was not stupid, not corny, and the acting wasn’t awful. The plot has sustenance and builds emotionally as the film progresses. The language was the source of the PG-13 rating, as the film was full of it. The sex scenes were very short and un-explicit. Not the best film I’ve seen but definitely not the worst.
My Ratings: [Somewhat Offensive / 3]
—L.S. Loewen, age 16
Movie Critics
…The slick, stylized editing and glossy veneer reveal the movie industry’s all-too-familiar pandering to an MTV-mentality rather than any effort to create intelligent entertainment, let alone compelling drama. Parents should be warned that many race sequences involve potentially dangerous stunts that kids on bikes or adolescents might want to imitate…
—David DiCerto, Catholic News Service
…“Biker Boyz” isn’t about men and their bikes. It’s about speed-addicted boys who refuse to grow up…
—Steven Isaac, Focus on the Family

“…The unfortunate reality of “Biker Boyz” is poor acting, thin characters and a yawn-worthy plot…
—Shaun Daugherty, Preview Family Movie and TV Review