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Meet the Blacks
Meet the Blacks
is a 2016 American comedy horror film directed by Deon Taylor, written by Taylor and Nicole DeMasi, and is a parody of the 2013 film The Purge. It stars Mike Epps, Gary Owen, Zulay Henao, Lil Duval, Bresha Webb, George Lopez
George Lopez
and Mike Tyson. This was Charlie Murphy's last role before his death in 2017. The film was released on April 1, 2016, by Freestyle Releasing.[3][4]


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Reception

3.1 Box office 3.2 Critical response

4 Sequel 5 References 6 External links

Plot[edit] Carl Black and his family are getting out of Chicago. After having stolen a lot of money from a famed criminal drug king, Key Flo (Charlie Murphy), and believing that he will be imprisoned for the next five to six years, Carl Black (Mike Epps) leaves the hustling lifestyle behind for something better. Carl, his new wife Lorena (Zulay Henao), son Carl Jr. (Alex Henderson), daughter Allie Black (Bresha Webb) and cousin Cronut (Lil Duval) pack up and move to Beverly Hills. Turns out, Carl couldn't have picked a worse time to move. They arrive right around the time of the annual purge and all Carl's personal issues intertwine while all crime is legal for twelve hours. Cast[edit]

Mike Epps
Mike Epps
as Carl Black Gary Owen as Larry Zulay Henao
Zulay Henao
as Lorena Bresha Webb as Allie Lil Duval as Cronut Paul Mooney as Klan Member Charlie Murphy
Charlie Murphy
as Key Flo Phil Austin as Jim Smith King Bach
King Bach
as Freezee Lavell Crawford
Lavell Crawford
as Parole Officer DeRay Davis as Tyrone Kate Enggren as Mary Smith Alex Henderson as Carl Jr. George Lopez
George Lopez
as President El. Bama Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson
as James Clown Shawn Kavanaugh as Marcus Perez Hilton
Perez Hilton
as Denis Strahan Michael Blackson as Mr. Wooky Tameka Cottle as Shoranda Kathrien Ahn as Ming Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
as Todd Tyrin Turner as Big Head Rico

Reception[edit] Box office[edit] In its opening weekend, early tracking suggested the film would gross $4–5 million from 1,115 theaters in its opening weekend, trailing fellow newcomer My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
($20–24 million projection).[5] In its opening weekend the film grossed $4.1 million, finishing 8th at the box office.[6] Critical response[edit] Meet the Blacks
Meet the Blacks
received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 13%, based on 8 reviews, with an average rating of 2.2/10.[7] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 26 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[8] Sequel[edit] In October 2017, a sequel was confirmed entitled The House Next Door with Mike Epps
Mike Epps
reprising his role.[9] References[edit]

^ "Meet The Blacks". AMC Theatres. Retrieved 2016-03-10.  ^ " Meet the Blacks
Meet the Blacks
(2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 22, 2016.  ^ Pedersen, Erik (2016-01-08). "'Meet The Blacks' Heads To Theaters Via Freestyle; Horror Comedy Stars Mike Epps". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-03-10.  ^ "Trailer: Mike Epps, Paul Mooney, Charlie Murphy
Charlie Murphy
Comedy-Thriller 'Meet the Blacks'". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10.  ^ "Independent Comedy Out Performs Richard Linklater Film". Box Office Mojo. 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2016-04-08.  ^ "Weekend Box Office Results for April 1-3, 2016". Box Office Mojo. 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2016-04-08.  ^ " Meet the Blacks
Meet the Blacks
(2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 8, 2016.  ^ " Meet the Blacks
Meet the Blacks
reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 4, 2016.  ^ "Mike Epps, Katt Williams Team for Horror Comedy 'The House Next Door'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 24, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website Meet the Blacks
Meet the Blacks
on IMDb Meet the Blacks
Meet the Blacks
at Box Office Mojo

v t e

Films directed by Deon Taylor

Dead Tone (2007) The Hustle (2008) Nite Tales: The Movie (2008) Chain Letter (2010) Supremacy (2015) Meet the Blacks
Meet the Blacks
(2016) Traffik (2018)

v t e

The Purge
The Purge
film series


The Purge The Purge: Anarchy The Purge: Election Year The First Purge


Dwayne Bishop Leo Barnes

See also

Meet the Blacks