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  • Summary: Set amidst the grandeur of the ultra elite Hamptons, G is a contemporary African-American romance inspired by the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story "The Great Gatsby." (Andrew Lauren Productions)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. 70
    Cherot (who also co-wrote the script with Charles E. Drew Jr.) has made that rare hip-hop movie that doesn't fetishize lurid ghetto clich├ęs.
  2. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    50
    "The Great Gatsby" was famously bungled in the pulseless 1974 movie with Robert Redford. G, which updates the story with an African-American cast, is another strikeout, further destroying F. Scott Fitzgerald's film batting average.
  3. Despite the updated setting and some on-the-money performances, the sleek if dramatically flimsy results make for a less than great "Gatsby."
  4. Reviewed by: Laura Kern
    40
    A somewhat faithful but not very graceful retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's elegant Jazz Age tragedy "The Great Gatsby."
  5. 40
    For a film about shimmering surfaces and the glittering allure of the superficial, G boasts a depressingly flat, undistinguished visual style, and whenever Bill Conti's score reaches for rarified, elegant romance, it instead suggests the dewy earnestness of a feminine hygiene commercial.
  6. 25
    This poorly acted, directed and written (but slick-looking) vanity project was produced by Andrew Lauren (Ralph's son also ineptly plays G's major-domo) and shot at least four years ago.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SanaaL.
    Dec 29, 2005
    10
    Great movie...I loved it!!! Can't wait till I can buy it for my collection.
  2. WilsonP.
    Nov 4, 2005
    4
    Slick looking movie but the acting and writing were not good. Too many subplots and characters took away from the main plot and characters.

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