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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)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    70
    A handsome, compelling drama, about the African-American elite settling in the Hamptons, that more than stands on its own.
  2. 50
    A hip-hop reimagining of "The Great Gatsby" that fails both as an update of F. Scott Fitzgerald's dissection of American aspirations and class barriers and on its own boorish terms.
  3. 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.
  4. Despite the updated setting and some on-the-money performances, the sleek if dramatically flimsy results make for a less than great "Gatsby."
  5. Reviewed by: Pete L'Official
    40
    One 'hood-rich-meets-blue-blood-rich scene is employed as comedic throwaway; it's also the film's truest. The rest: treacly orchestral swells for the brooding, oh-so-familiar impresario, Summer G, and no green light but the one mistakenly given to start production.
  6. 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."
  7. 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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