Matty Rich's Straight out of Brooklyn is an unflinching portrait of an African-American family struggling to survive in a Brooklyn housing project. The family's oldest son (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) decides that the easiest way to get his family out of the projects is by robbing a local drug dealer, but that plan turns disastrous when the pusher and his gang track the boy and his family down. Rich was only 19 years old at the time he wrote and directed Straight out of Brooklyn (he also appears as Larry in the film). ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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I found this to be one of the better indy films that I have seen in my life. While obviously done a low budget I found the acting to be sound and the script strong. The acting by two unknowns, Lawrence Gilliard and Mark Malone was impressive and kept me interested throughout the film.
Let's get the facts straight, this is an independant film by Matty Rich. The acting is real because it is a real life story. Filmed in my old neighborhood Red Hook Brooklyn or as we use to call it "dead hook' a story of a young boy who wants a quick way out of the projects and help his family. I highly recommend this to all.
This movie for its time accurately potrayed the life of some inner city youths. Wow, I was blown away at the acting, they all did such a great job. A good watch if you like movies about the hood, and the things people do in times of desperation.