This black exploitation sci-fi genre film has an inspiring premise, a fantastic cast, and just enough originality to make it kinda worth your time. What’s missing in this smartly written feature is a consistent tone and empathy.

I love seeing Boots Riley’s (SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, and I’M A VIRGO) cinematic style creating a new genre of films. They are a cross between Terry Gilliam, Spike Lee, and Charlie Kauffman. And THEY CLONED TYRONE pays homage to those while adding the black exploitation elements I mentioned above.

If you’re looking for something original to watch and can deal with the flaws of this feature, I recommend it. Despite it having the word “cloned” in the title, it feels highly original.

It’s available to stream on Netflix.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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