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16 Bars

16 Bars is a movie starring Speech Thomas, Garland T. Carr, and Tennyson Jackson. Inmates in Virginia attempt to transcend the cycle of recidivism through an unlikely artistic collaboration behind bars with Grammy-winning hip hop...

Running Time
1 hours 34 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Sam Bathrick
Actors
Devonte James, Tennyson Jackson, Garland T. Carr, Speech Thomas
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Inmates in Virginia attempt to transcend the cycle of recidivism through an unlikely artistic collaboration behind bars with Grammy-winning hip hop artist Todd 'Speech' Thomas.

Comments about documentary «16 Bars» (23)

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Terry Alvarado

I'm a big fan of Netflix's Documentary genre, especially documentaries about the true stories of the most important and controversial historical figures of our times. I've seen documentaries on the rise of Hitler, the history of the Holocaust, the rise of the Manson family, and the role of Hollywood in creating and fueling the American fascist movement. I love them all and I look forward to seeing them. But there's always a few documentaries that I don't find very compelling. These are the documentaries I find most compelling, even though I know they're not true. In the case of 9/11, I found the documentary "The Untold Story" to be the most compelling. This documentary was both gripping and well-made. I found myself waiting for the first scene of the film to finish. It was a stunning documentary, and it was also very informative. If you're a history buff or just like documentaries, I recommend you check this one out. It is a great documentary that I found very educational.

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Johnny Hansen

I was lucky enough to attend an opening night screening of the movie. The movie had a small screening at a college in Phoenix and I was able to view it there. I was glad I did so because the movie was quite simply amazing. The movie was shot entirely in a real New Orleans nightclub, the setting, the characters, the music, the camera angles, the lighting and everything. The plot was almost non-existent, which was good because I didn't need a plot in order to understand the story. It was a simple story, and it made the movie completely unique. I'm really glad that they didn't try to make a hip hop movie. I believe hip hop is simply a sub genre of rap, and if you really want to try to make a movie about hip hop, then you can't make it hip hop. So, I can understand why they didn't try to make a hip hop movie. I think it was more about making a movie about an actual New Orleans night club and how the patrons and performers were affected by it. The characters were believable and they were a lot of fun to watch. The music was great, the camera angles were wonderful, the lighting was great and it really kept you engaged and entertained. Overall, I think it was great. The movie was very well shot and it was an awesome film experience. It was a good movie to watch. It was definitely worth my time and I would definitely see it again.

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Christian D.

This is a documentary that explores the very foundations of the music industry. It follows the lives of four artists and the struggle they all had to face. All the musicians are men but they all had to go through a lot of struggles and this documentary is no exception. The documentary follows the rise of the four main musicians and how they had to face their music industry. There is a lot of emotion that has been shown throughout the film. The documentary was really well done and the audience was really engaged. There was not one person who did not feel the same emotion as they watched this film. The audience really understood what the artists had to face. I found the documentary to be very interesting and I really enjoyed it. It was a very interesting documentary that had a lot of emotion.

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Diana McCoy

I'm not going to lie to you. I didn't think this movie was as good as the director was making it out to be. It was better than I expected. I've never been a big fan of filmmaker Michel Gondry, but I loved his work on "Babel". I also thought the music was amazing and really had me jumping out of my seat. In this movie, I felt like I was watching a documentary on the same subject. The director, Michel Gondry, is a wonderful film maker and I'm glad he had the courage to be so open about his process. He's still going strong, and I'm glad he's given us a chance to see a part of his work that I wouldn't have seen otherwise. "7 Bars" is a beautiful film about a filmmaker and his project. It's not a masterpiece, but it's well worth seeing.

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George Sims

I was bored on a plane and decided to watch this documentary. I thought it was boring and it had a very small budget. But the editing was amazing and it made you feel that you were really there. It was like I was there. I recommend it to anyone. It's a great documentary about AIDS and AIDS treatment.

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Doris D.

The bar scene in Amsterdam in the 70's is a classic example of the threesome scenes in films. A couple (a woman and a man) just doesn't fit in the group. So they start arguing. They end up in the bar, where they have to sit and talk. At first, they don't like each other, but the other one, the woman, is kind of "intimate" to him. The men are not interested. The scene goes on and on, but we get bored of it. When you are watching a film like this, you don't want to be bored. And we see this again and again. The one who does the talking is the "intimate" one. The film never finishes. The final scene was nice, but it was a bit much. Overall, the film is interesting and makes you think about some of the things that are going on around us.

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George

A documentary on a 7-year-old boy who killed his parents and almost killed his younger sister because he was obsessed with seeing a picture of a dinosaur. The film was amazing, as it really gets you to feel for the character, especially when the little girl tells him that he is his hero. The film is a little long, but it is worth it.

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Aaron Ferguson

I didn't see this in the cinema, so I have no idea what it's like to be in a cinema for three hours. It is however an absolutely fantastic film, and deserves a better screening than what it got. It is a strange film that has some interesting ideas, and the performances are great. The camera is really good, and the acting is great, and the music is great, but it's not the kind of film that makes you feel like you're in a cinema. It's the kind of film that makes you feel like you're in a cinema, and I think that's what makes it so good. It's a film that I hope I can see again. It's a film that I will be seeing again. It's a film that will stay with me for a long time.

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Susan

This documentary is about the struggles of an actor's agent during the mid-80's. The story is about how this agent was pressured by the industry to give up his career to start his own company. It is a very interesting story, because it shows that a lot of people that are considered "idiots" by the industry are actually very intelligent and have a lot of potential. It also shows that some of the actors have been cheated by the industry and are not getting what they are rightfully entitled to. It is a good documentary, but not one that is going to make you want to become an agent or start your own company. If you are in a position to be part of an industry that you are not ready to join, then you should not go ahead and try to join it.

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Roy L.

Movies based on the life of the singer/actor/songwriter/actor/producer/director, David Bowie (1949-2017) are so few and far between, and the best examples of them are some of his early and middle work. "Blackstar" is one of them, and in some ways it is the best movie about him ever made. The film is told through the prism of the early life of Bowie's mother, who was a drug addict and a prostitute, and Bowie himself. Bowie was a mess as a kid, and this was shown through a series of flashbacks and mostly through his mother's side of the story. The result is that the film is almost two hours long, and the amount of time spent on Bowie's mother's life is great. It's never boring or depressing. The music is incredible. Bowie is never quite the same person after this movie, and I don't think that is a good thing. While this film was successful at getting people to see Bowie, I also think it is a failure at getting people to know Bowie. I think this is a result of how much time it takes to tell the story, and it is also a result of the film not being very well done. There are some scenes that are worth watching, but overall it is a movie that you should see only if you have a lot of time on your hands and have not seen anything else about Bowie. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Randy R.

When I first heard about this film, I had some concerns. Some of the reviews I've seen seemed to want more depth, more information, more history. But I didn't know what to expect. I was not expecting the film to be "lost in translation", as it was described in one of the reviews. I was expecting a movie that would be enlightening, and hopefully of use to those who are planning on attending the ceremony. The thing is, I've already watched a documentary about the 2013 ceremony, so I figured I'd give it a try. The film is actually quite interesting, especially if you are a student who is interested in the history of the gay community. However, the history was a bit fuzzy, and I felt that some of the events that were recounted were not shown in the way that they were meant to be. I think the documentary is better than the movie, but the movie is better than the documentary. I have to give a high rating to the documentary. It's well done, and it was worth the two hours of my time. The movie is good, but the documentary is a better film.

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James Miller

The story of a group of Armenian-Americans trying to get a job in a national chain store is told through interviews with them and their friends. It is well done, as is the film's structure. The interviews are mostly upbeat and the editing is good. The only problem I had was that the film's title seemed a little too silly. "7 Bars" is a better title. It's a better title because it has more meaning and meaning comes from the word "bars" which are where the interviews take place. This is not a film that people are going to want to see and is best seen with family or friends. Overall, I found the film to be very interesting and informative and interesting.

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Kyle P.

This movie is a documentary about a group of people that have lost their jobs and their hope. Some of them have gone to work for a small company that will not give them anything. The director made an effort to show a lot of the emotions that these people have been suffering. A lot of people lost their jobs and a lot of them had to go to work for a big company. In the end, we can see how the job situation affected the people and how they had to struggle to keep up. It is a very sad story. I think that people should watch it. Maybe it will help them to understand their situation. I would recommend it.

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Diana Bell

This movie follows a guy who tries to sell the original 3 games, and when he gets the chance, he makes a deal with the gaming community to make a game out of the original games. It is a very enjoyable movie. I think the story is actually very interesting and very entertaining. It also does a good job of not taking itself too seriously. The characters are very well developed and the acting is really great. Overall, this is a very enjoyable movie that is worth watching.

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Ronald B.

This movie was not as bad as I was expecting. It was like watching a documentary. But there are moments in the movie where I was impressed with the editing, the use of music, and the presentation of the story. It has an interesting and different view of the situation in South Africa. I would recommend watching this movie to anyone that likes to watch documentaries and also to anyone that likes to hear music. Also, I would recommend this movie to people that want to see how the United Nations has affected the way people think about the world.

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Cheryl Shaw

I'd like to see a documentary about the rise of an unconventional band, the journey of the band, the struggles of the band, etc. But this doc is lacking. There's too much information that would be much more valuable if it were kept as a separate movie. For instance, I'd like to know how the band ended up having a name change from "1 Man" to "1 Bar". And how did the band end up having a record deal? The story seems to have little to do with the band and it just ends abruptly. The movie is focused on a single band member's life and it's not very interesting. I think there could have been more depth and analysis. If you're into alternative music or punk rock, check this out. It's a good documentary, but it's not very interesting.

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Samantha Taylor

A very personal look at the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The movie was very well done, and I highly recommend it. It was very interesting to see the inside of the White House, and the war on Iraq is what really drove the movie. The people that were interviewed were really very good, and it was a really great look at how the administration was handling the situation. I would say it was worth the watch. I recommend it. 7/10

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Brittany Owens

There's no denying the fact that this is a really great documentary, but I found myself sometimes having to think more than I really wanted to about the problems with the film. While the content is pretty solid, I felt like the way the director, the camera operator and the director himself spoke about this "problem" was a little bit over the top. For instance, the director mentions that it is a "reality show" and then goes on to talk about the reality of the real life. It's like the director is saying, "The reality of the show is that I'm not a real expert, I'm only a real expert." And it kind of adds to the message that you should listen to what the real experts have to say, rather than what the "reality show" director thinks is a "reality" about this. It also feels like the director is trying to make us believe that a person like me or maybe even an expert, would be able to know what is going on in the city, but that would mean I wouldn't know how to react to what is going on. But that is the problem with the way the director is talking about this: I don't really think it's a good idea to just take a group of experts and let them talk about something they know nothing about. And I also felt like he was making the viewers believe that they would be able to understand the meaning of the video without any real knowledge of the situation. Another issue I had with the way the director was talking about this is that the camera operator and the director themselves were talking in the same way, so it was kind of difficult to get the audience to follow along. I also felt like the director did a good job of putting together the various interviews that he had with the experts, but that it was kind of confusing to see all the different angles of their answers. Finally, I really liked the way the director was using the camera, but I feel like it was a little bit over the top at times. For instance, when he was talking about how the camera operator "couldn't get the context of the camera," I thought he was trying to make it seem like the camera operator was a genius because they could clearly see what was going on, but it just seemed a little too much like he was talking to himself. But overall, this is a really good documentary, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in what is going on in the streets of New York.

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Austin

David Bowie is a great musician, but that doesn't mean he's a great person. I've heard this argument about Bowie being the "good guy" and everyone else the "bad guy" before, but I've never seen it as a convincing argument. The most common argument is that Bowie is just an artist who's a genius. What if Bowie is just an artist? Does that make him the "good guy"? This documentary goes in a different direction and makes a point that Bowie has always been an artist. It's a good point. Bowie is a great musician. He's a good human being. The argument that he's just a genius is a ridiculous one. It's like saying that a guy who's just an artist has no worth. It's just insulting. If you really want to argue Bowie's worth as an artist, watch this documentary. It's an interesting documentary, it's clear that Bowie has a lot of pain in his life, but he's not perfect. He's still an artist. It's a great documentary. It's an important documentary. If you're not a Bowie fan, this documentary might not be for you. But if you're a Bowie fan, it's an important documentary. If you don't like Bowie, don't watch this documentary.

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Elizabeth

From a filmography of a few years, I feel I am in a unique position to comment on the New York Times review of this film. Having been a longtime critic of the New York Times, I have been a guest at many of their film premieres. I have always enjoyed the Times as an institution of excellence. I have had the pleasure of reviewing a number of their feature films. While the reviews are all positive, they all are delivered in a positive manner. In this case, the reviewer of the New York Times review was complimentary in tone and manner. I was somewhat skeptical about the film, but was persuaded that it was well worth seeing. What the film does well is to offer a realistic portrayal of New York City. It also provides a sense of the story's focus. The director gives a thorough, objective and unbiased presentation of the film. I was not overly impressed by the writing. However, it is clear that the writer was engaged in a close examination of the issues that the filmmakers were addressing. I did not feel the film was a dry presentation of an issue. Rather, it was a well thought out presentation of an issue. Overall, I give this film a 7 out of 10. It is not the best film I have seen, but it is an important and realistic film that is worth seeing. I recommend it to everyone. I will not be reviewing this film in the future. I will, however, be looking forward to the film's next release. Thank you for reading my review.

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Ethan

While there are plenty of arguments about how we should deal with the situation of the Palestinians, I thought it was interesting to see a more traditional argument about the damage that the modern western capitalist system has caused to the environment. I found the discussion of the development of capitalism to be interesting and the clips of various "eco-machines" to be fascinating. It seems to me that the most recent conflicts in the Middle East are less about the treatment of the Palestinians than about the destruction of the environment. I think this is very important. Unfortunately, many people would say that it is only because the Palestinians are stupid that they don't understand that capitalism is the problem. But, there is a big difference between being ignorant and being stupid. As far as I know, the Palestinians are not stupid and they know what is happening to them. To be sure, there are a lot of arguments about the situation in the Middle East but it is still worth watching. I think it is a good documentary. If you are interested in the subject, I would suggest that you watch the documentary on "Al Jazeera" which is quite interesting. The views are quite different and not as positive.

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Thomas

This is the story of the passing of Rolf Harris, a controversial author who was a big influence on the media and on the film industry. His 'Jekyll and Hyde' was a well known figure for his works and his work was included in the 'Jekyll and Hyde' book and movie. However, Harris was diagnosed with AIDS and died shortly after, leaving behind a large legacy of controversy. The documentary is quite well made. It covers some of the details of Harris' life, and the themes and the media attention it generated. It also covers the controversy that was generated by his death. The filmmakers also interviewed a number of people who knew Harris personally, and the interviews are well made. The documentary is a good introduction to the man, and it also gives a good insight into his work, his personal life, and the controversies that surrounded him. The documentary covers the events leading up to his death and the media attention that surrounded it. There are many interesting parts, such as the one with the interviews with his wife, Diane (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones). The documentary does not do justice to the guy's work, and it does not cover his controversy with the media. There are also some rather strange bits of information. For example, in the documentary the filmmakers do not mention that Harris' HIV status was known and that his HIV status was not the issue in the controversy surrounding his death. There are also some other strange bits of information in the documentary, such as how Harris' death was covered by the media. I do not believe that this documentary is a great documentary, but it is a good documentary and it is a good introduction to Harris and his work.

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Robert

This is a movie about what happened to the local social workers and the health professionals in this country after 9/11. But, more importantly, it's a movie about how the people in power can manipulate the public and a documentary about how the media manipulates us. The movie is extremely depressing, and I wasn't prepared for the outcome. The acting is really good, and the story line is interesting. It's worth seeing.