Bomb The System

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Released 2003

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Director:
Adam Bhala Lough
Released:
2003
Rating:
R

Bomb the System is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Adam Bhala Lough as a tribute to the world of graffiti art and its place in the culture of New York City. It won the Best Feature Award at the Anchorage International Film Festival in 2003, the Audience Award at both the Athens International Film Festival in 2003 and the San Francisco Indiefest in 2004, and three other awards at other major international film festivals. Anthony "Blest" Campo (Mark Webber) has just graduated from high school but he has no long-term goals. He and his crew spend their time bombing the city with graffiti. They attract the attention of the corrupt NYPD Vandal Squad as well as the media and the public. Two members of his crew, Buk 50 (Gano Grills) and Lune (Jade Yorker), are arrested and beaten by the NYPD, causing the crew to wage a graffiti war against the city. When Blest meets Alexandra (Jaclyn DeSantis), she begins to change his outlook on life and he questions what he really wants to do with himself, which affects the crew as well.

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  • 80

    Variety David Rooney

    A richly textured drama with an angry poetic edge that gets inside the obsessive subculture of New York graffiti artists, Bomb the System signals the arrival of a talented filmmake...

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Bomb the System, which rides on a subtle hip-hop soundtrack, might be described as soulful pulp; cult recognition awaits it.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    Hurting the film is the fact that the central character, Anthony, is so self-absorbed.

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Drama

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Coming of Age