Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 6 out of 9
  1. Oddly enough, given his limited role, the movie seems to have been made around Nelly; when he's not onscreen, everything falls apart.
  2. 38
    Too bad this movie is more tepid than the average Snipes potboiler and even rustier than his mindless Blade pictures.
  3. 25
    Enough to give you brain strain -- and the pay-off is negligible.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    Boasts spunk, imagination and a strong performance from Smallville's very talented Sam Jones III.
  5. Highly watchable stuff (not to mention listenable, with a relentless but not overly obtrusive hip-hop soundtrack propelling the action).
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    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.
  7. 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.
  8. 20
    A cockeyed shot all the way.
  9. 20
    Both a snore and utter tripe.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 15, 2011
    0
    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?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... Full Review »