There’s that moment of complete understanding and regret when you finally see one of those “it” films from a previous year and it meets or exceeds those expectations, and for the life of me, I can’t say why I hadn’t seen this yet! Dope is, first and foremost about three charming and instantly relatable geeks, trying to live life their own way, and the struggle of these inner city kids as they fight the preconceived notions placed by society and their community on who they should be. Its script hits the mark whether the moment be funny or poignant, and there isn’t a single shot that doesn’t work, and—even with some harsh content more sensitive viewers might find disagreeable— I implore anyone who hasn’t seen this film to get on Netflix now and watch it. 

9/10 

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