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  • Summary: An action-thriller set in the mean streets of Philadelphia, this is a journey through the dark side of the rap music industry and an underworld of hustlers, thieves, and killers who'll do whatever it takes to stay on top of the game. (Ruff Nation Films)
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 6 out of 9
  1. Highly watchable stuff (not to mention listenable, with a relentless but not overly obtrusive hip-hop soundtrack propelling the action).
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Unremarkable but competent in stylistic terms, with good use of Philadelphia locations, sharp casting and the requisite marketable hip-hop soundtrack adding up to a fun genre package.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Boasts spunk, imagination and a strong performance from Smallville's very talented Sam Jones III.
  4. 38
    Too bad this movie is more tepid than the average Snipes potboiler and even rustier than his mindless Blade pictures.
  5. Mr. Jones, who recently starred in "Zig-Zag," a similarly striving, overwrought picture, is a disciplined and likable performer, and he bravely perseveres in the face of narrative absurdity and rampant overacting.
  6. 25
    Enough to give you brain strain -- and the pay-off is negligible.
  7. 20
    Both a snore and utter tripe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 15, 2011
    Movie was terrible Nelly can't act to save his life. I mean how can you people give it a perfect 10 at all, because the star was a rapper? Rate the movie the way it really is... Expand

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