By Scott Brown
February 07, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

East of Havana

B-
type
  • Movie
Genre

”Cuban hip-hop” isn’t a well-known subgenre, and El Cartel — a trio of rappers making unapproved music under the thumb of Castro — aren’t exactly the Wu-Tang Clan. In a more open society, this game but muted documentary suggests, Mikki Flow, Soandry, and Magyori would be superstars; yet superstardom (in the maximalist American sense) is something they distrust. East of Havana picks at these politico-philosophical threads rather than pulling them, and the sense of a larger movement is fleeting. There’s a beat, but we never quite see who’s dancing to it. B-

East of Havana

type
  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • Unrated
runtime
  • 82 minutes
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