Metacritic Movie Ratings
LUV Reviews

3.0

52

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Here is a film about African Americans that sidesteps all the usual, hopeful cliches and comments on how one failed generation raises another.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    An uneven but strongly acted debut feature from co-writer and director Sheldon Candis.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterDavid Rooney

    Even if some of them are playing hackneyed gangster-film types, the strength of the actors makes it almost possible to forgive the formulaic plotting and artificially movie-ish developments. Candis and Justin Wilson's screenplay stretches credibility thinner and thinner as the story advances.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    The rapper and actor Common has become a highly skilled screen star, but this touchy-feely dud does him wrong.

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