Shottas was worth the wait

7 Dec

shottas-the-movie

Most people have never heard of this low-budget Jamaica/Miami gangster film, but it is a cult classic for die hard fans that love under the radar productions. This movie was actually a hit years before (2002) it was released because of a large number of bootleg copies that were being passed around and sold illegally. This is one of those films you try to convince all of your friends to watch because you want them to appreciate this “awesome” movie.

Most of your friends will not think it is “awesome,” because they cannot get past the low-budget aspect of the film, but I was intrigued by the story about three Shottas (gangsters) that rob and kill their way to the top of the drug trade in Jamaica and Miami. Director Cess Silvera assembles a solid cast (Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Louie Rankin, Paul Campbell) that provide authenticity to the script while the soundtrack delivers amazing beats. Shottas was worth the wait.

WORD COUNT: 160

Chuck’s Grade: A-

Adam’s Grade: N/A

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