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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
    "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
    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
    Great movie...I loved it!!! Can't wait till I can buy it for my collection.
  2. WilsonP.
    Nov 4, 2005
    Slick looking movie but the acting and writing were not good. Too many subplots and characters took away from the main plot and characters.