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  • Summary: An urban crime drama. Frustrated with being broke, "Beans" (Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the "American Dream" is to take it. State Property follows Beans and his crew, the "ABM" as they take over the city, creating mayhem as their empire builds. (Lions Gate Films)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 7 out of 8
  1. 40
    Formulaic but performed with some verve.
  2. But there is a saving grace: Seemingly aware of how weak the material was, the filmmakers have filled it with wall-to-wall beautiful naked women in every other scene, complete with a little gratuitous lesbian action. It can't save the film, but it'll keep you from dozing off.
  3. 20
    A singularly uncharismatic leading man, the paunchy, expressionless, frequently inarticulate Sigel makes an unintentionally comic impression as a character named, naturally, Beans.
  4. 12
    A low-end scam by Lions Gate Films -- whose recent "The Wash" was a masterpiece by comparison.
  5. 10
    It almost appears like a little thought went into this otherwise grim exercise in soullessness.
  6. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Result is fairly good-looking video shot down by a hackneyed script, atrocious acting and a total lack of redeeming social value.
  7. At the end the picture seems to acknowledge its own ludicrousness, but by then it, like Beans, is beyond rescue.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. jnc
    Apr 26, 2014
    State Property 1, although a little bad compared to the sequel, was a good film. The soundtrack was good, and had an all hip hop star cast. The ending was the strongest scene out of the film when Beans, Baby By, and D Nice shot u the courtroom and they all got shot Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2012
    Not an original thought in sight and acting so awful it borders on comedy. In a nutshell: embarrassing.

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