Bodied (2018)

  • Comedy, Drama, Music
  • 2h 0m


With BODIED, director Joseph Kahn takes the gonzo, in-your-face style he developed with his music videos and features TORQUE and DETENTION, and uses it to create a film that roasts every current hot topic. Incendiary, whip-smart and endlessly challenging, BODIED throws down questions that have dominated the cultural discourse, illuminating them with battle rap scenes that crackle with energy, authenticity and the brutality of great action sequences.

From free speech to race relations, from stereotypes to the cost of political correctness, the film attacks with gusto, detonating a dynamite blast of film guaranteed to get the audience debating… and perhaps dissing. Kahn mixes in terrific performances and an inverse hero’s journey designed to make you cheer and recoil in equal measure, and ends up with a film worthy of the debate it’s designed to generate. So, see BODIED on the big screen and find yourself outraged, rejuvenated but most importantly blown away by the talent on display.

“Fiendishly clever in the way it anticipates and dismantles every argument that could be made against it, and how it sneakily affirms the power of the words it slings around so freely.” Scott Tobias, NPR

“An outrageously smart, shockingly funny satire of P.C. culture whose words gush so quickly you’ll want to see it twice.” Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

“A feverishly entertaining spectacle.” Andrew Barker, Variety


Joseph Kahn


Alex Larsen



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