This movie review was first published in the Spring 2015 print edition.
Chris Rock plays one of Haiti’s revolutionary leaders, Dutty Boukman, in UPRIZE within his Critically Acclaimed movie TOP FIVE that is now playing in Theaters this December
Written, directed and staring Chris Rock himself, Top Five brilliantly written, directed and acted by Chris Rock. The movie plays out effortlessly as Andre Allen, the comedian, Chris Rock’s character, tries to offer something more than funny materials as entertainment. He wants to do something serious for him to be taken seriously. In an effort to do a movie that is uplifting, he takes on the role of one of Haiti’s revolutionary leader, Dutty Boukman.
“Boukman is mostly known for his ceremony at Bois Caiman that most believed started the Haitian revolution.”
Throughout the Top Five movie, Andre Allen (Chris Rock’s character) holds two small Haitian flags in most of his interviews as he tries to promote Uprize revolutionary movie, within his movie, lol. There is a particular remark that Spaghetti with ketchup is the #1 Haitian breakfast. He even offered Haitian food to some of the folks in the movie as he continues to promote it. All in all, the movie was beautiful and really fast. So good, you will want to see more of Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson’s unavoidable Cinderella story-like chemistry on the big screen.
Haiti Open Magazine says, Go see it!