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Actors: Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Paul Campbell, Louie Rankin, Wyclef Jean
Director: Cess Silvera
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2007     1hr 35min

In the tradition of Scarface and The Harder They Come, Shottas is an unapologetic raw urban drama about two friends raised on the dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Biggs (Kymani Marley) and Wayne (Spragga Benz) tak...  more »


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Actors: Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Paul Campbell, Louie Rankin, Wyclef Jean
Director: Cess Silvera
Creators: Cess Silvera, Antonio Piedra, David-Michael Petragnani, Fabien Pruvot, Froi Cuesta, George Furla
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Crime & Criminals, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/02/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French

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Movie Reviews

A Good Independent Film!!!!!!
America's Next Pulitzer Prize Winne | Houston, TX USA | 07/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was Cess Silva's 1st film and it was a very good movie, it explores the life of two Jamaican childhood best friends who grew up dirt poor & raggedy in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica. The friends (Biggs & Wayne)shared common goals, and each wanted to be rich with money, power & respect and wouldn't stop until they got to the top and had the best life possible. The movie takes you on a roller coaster ride while it explores friendship, loyalty, ambition, crime, pain, love, deceit/betrayal and teaches you a lessons. The loyalty, love and respect Wayne, Biggs & Mad Max have for one another as friends is almost farfetched nowadays, no one got jealous of the other one, no hating or backstabbing, just true brotherly love. They were down for each other and fearless. At the end Biggs learned a painful lesson when his demons finally catch up to him and he has to pay in many ways that money nor fine luxuries can't buy. I'll admit it was an underground movie and leaves alot to be desired which may come if there's a sequel, but being this is the director's first movie, I give him 5 stars for effort and for the delectable eye candy (Kymani Marley & Spragga Benz). In his next effort I'm sure he'll have a plot and other essentials in a good movie.
This is a good movie and anyone from the hood, the Caribbean and born African American can definately relate, I feel as though this movie is just as good as Scarface, The Godfather and Belly for that much, these rappers and artists that have no formal acting coaching did a superb job!"
Amazing Movie
Christian With A Pen | Norwalk, CT | 02/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm an American Woman who absolutely fell in love with this movie. I bought the movie at the suggestion of a friend, who said this movie would show a true depiction of life in Jamaica.

My boss was not too happy that I viewed this movie because she always has something negative to say about American blacks as she calls us, like the black youths stand out on the streets doing nothing then go to jail. I asked her who fills the jails of Jamaica? Jamaicans...Who fills the jails in China? Chinese, so why is it so frowned upon that Blacks are in American Jails?

When young people or people in general are not giving the right opportunities, they will find a way to survive whether it's on the mean streets of America, Jamaica, or Africa.

I am looking forward to the sequel to Shottas!!! And hope many more movies come out that celebrate the rich heritage of Jamaica!!!"
SHOTTAS "Definately a classical film"
Darryl M. Frett | Virgin Islands | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The authenticity of this film is outstanding and gives you a perfect look of a Shotta's life in Jamica. Shottas keeps the full attention of the viewer with intense scenes that will certainly leave you talking to your friends about for months.

This film is recommended for any 'Gangsta' or 'Shotta' movie lover. Even people who would like an inside look of life in the ghetto and what is necessary to elevate from the slums to the american dream. This movie is similar to scarface."
De greatest
J. Betty | Jamaica/U.k | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is de truest shotta business. One to watch! Better than any movie mi ever see bout shotta business. This a jamaican affair about top shottas and if there is a second part mi will buy it any day. It's intense,tough and hotta than fire. Kymani Marley,Spragga Benz(de real thuggie),Louie Rankin and the real mad,tough&wickedest actor Paul Campbell should be awarded for best actors fi di year. The plot was remarkable and one to remember!!!"