Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
  1. As bland and forgettable as its title.
  2. A genially cruddy B movie can sometimes go places - sort of - that bigger movies won't.
  3. 50
    All Usher fans really seem to want out of a movie like this is an opportunity to ogle their idol for an hour and a half. And that's all this movie affords them.
  4. All of the plot developments seem half-hearted -- which is a shame, because the star has the charm to succeed if given a better movie.
  5. A one-dimensional romantic comedy that feels like an old-fashioned vehicle picture, the kind the big movie studios used to make in the 1930's and 40's just to bring in the fans of a particular actor or actress.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    A pleasantly tuned vehicle for R&B star and budding actor Usher.
  7. 38
    That the 27-year-old Usher isn't much of an actor is no surprise, but he's strikingly uncharismatic for someone who's been in the spotlight since he was six.
  8. Reviewed by: Christopher Orr
    The movie pitches itself as a modern-day "Romeo and Juliet," but its execution is so lazy and inept that if the lovers were to die horribly it would come more as relief than tragedy. Sadly, in this respect, as in every other, In the Mix disappoints.
  9. 30
    A jumble of genres including mob melodrama, bodyguard romance and interracial love story, none of which is handled in a remotely satisfying manner by director Ron Underwood. The film's tone shifts with all the grace of a car with a balky transmission.
  10. Platinum-selling singer Usher is one hell of a clotheshorse, but he's too amiable to be convincing as a leading man--not that anyone is particularly believable in this feeble comedy.
  11. Even diehard fans will get more out of watching a four-minute music video than they'll find in this mixed-up mess.
  12. May be a good tactical move for the artist's career, but it's a bad movie.
  13. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    In the dumps.
  14. 11
    This vehicle for hip-hop star Usher is no blinged-out Beamer rough-riding it over to Jay-Z's joint to wallop some cheeba up off'n the Zeezer's haid; it's more of a Yugo, as in "You go to this wannabe straight-to-video tripe, you deserve what you get."
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Aug 14, 2012
    Extremely generic and disposable, do not need another bad movie in the world. Maybe the fans like this type of movie, yet it is still a lousy movie. I do not recommend ever. Full Review »
  2. TimJ.
    Dec 16, 2005
    Wow, what can I say? Usher IS so attractive, and man can he dance and sing. I would have liked to have seen a little more of "the stomach," but this movie worked. I don't understand all of the haters out there. Sit back, relax, and marvel in the greatness that is Usher! Full Review »
  3. RaymondU.
    Dec 9, 2005
    I thought it was fun and I liked it. Ed T. has no idea what he is talking about; Usher is attractive. Not everybody can have a flat white head like Philip Seymour Hoffman you know. Full Review »