Cut Throat Set after Hurricane Katrina, four boyhood friends out of options reluctantly accept an offer to pull off a dangerous heist in the heart of New Orleans.
From director RZA comes the explosive CUT THROAT CITY, the story of four boyhood friends in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, with no jobs, and no help from FEMA.
Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around – by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city.
When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.
This movie was really well made with a stellar cast and great musical choices, plot mechanics, and editing. Ultimately it is akin to a Spike Lee joint in that it doesn’t pander or avoid difficult topics. There’s a lot more to admire here than the reviews or ratings indicate!