Rating: 7 out of 10
Slam is a film about ghetto life, prison life, rapping, and poetry. Note that both of those come in pairs, and are generally indistinguishable in this film; prison life and ghetto life are as joined as rapping and poetry.
It was a good film, though the ghetto slang was often hard to understand, and the cinematography opted to go for the zoom in-and-out of faux documentary filming, which seriously detracted. It had only moderate sympathy for the characters, and was a bit hard to believe at times, but certainly handled an interesting and important subject well.
So it wasn't very realistic, despite having real inmates for the prison scenes. The poetry contest was fun, tho.