Skid Row

2 out of 5 stars
In this ultra-low-budget hidden-camera doc, preening, ridiculously rich former Fugees rapper Pras Michel spends nine days “undercover” in L.A.’s homelessness ground zero, witnessing firsthand the complexities of its denizens’ lives. Flip a coin as to whether the results are more Jacob Riis social exposé or voyeuristic intellectual tourism—the filmmakers, Pras (when he’s not pining for his BlackBerry) and expert commentators succeed in humanizing folks the rest of us look away from. For whatever that’s worth.

By: Mark Holcomb


Release details

Rated: NR
Duration: 80 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ross Clarke, Niva Dorell, Marshall Tyler