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5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 31 out of 52
  2. Negative: 13 out of 52

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Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Here, due in large measure to a highly derivative screenplay, the director allows several reckless, unprofessional cops drive the movie into utter nonsense.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    50
    It’s more like "Hamlet" -- the ending, at least, with enough blood and corpses to fill a housing project. The only thing missing is a point, which Fuqua circles for two hours without landing.
  3. 63
    Fuqua's portrait of Brooklyn is brutal and gritty; if only his characters were as vivid.