Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

BIKER BOYZ

Posted on

Biker Boyz

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
111 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/31/02
performer:
Laurence Fishburne, Brendan Fehr, Orlando Jones, Derek Luke
guest performer:
Kid Rock
director:
Reggie Rock Bythewood
author:
Reggie Rock Bythewood, Craig Fernandez, Michael Gougis
genre:
Drama, Sports

We gave it a B-

Director Reggie Rock Bythewood zooms in on California’s urban-biker culture and winds up unearthing an even less heralded scene: struggling black Hollywood. Larenz Tate, Eriq La Salle, Terrence Howard, and a half-dozen other stalwarts stud an almost-star cast headed by Fishburne as a big bad street racer pitted against a young upstart (Antwone Fisher’s Luke). Like The Fast and the Furious, it’s a ride-or-die flick r-r-ripped from the headlines. Unfortunately, real action has curves, and these boyz race in straight lines as predictable as the film’s sole plot twist.