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  • Summary: In the urban action thriller Waist Deep, director Vondie Curtis Hall takes audiences on a ride through contemporary Los Angeles -- where a sexy 21st-century Bonnie and Clyde hit the streets. (Rogue Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
  1. Sometimes excessiveness and implausibility are virtues in disguise. Movies this enjoyable don't come about by accident.
  2. Director Vondie Curtis Hall gives this virtually nonstop crime actioner, set against the mean streets of Los Angeles, pleasing noirish touches along with larger-than-life-size characters.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Waist Deep packs considerable energy and style into its tale of an ex-con forced back into a life of crime to rescue his kidnapped son. Yet the kinetic direction and occasional sly humor can't disguise the tale's banal brutality or pump much excitement into its routinized pileup of shoot-outs and car chases.
  4. Unapologetically a B movie, its narrative premise whittled down to a mean little nub and placed carefully on the borderline between the wildly implausible and the completely absurd.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    A deep waste is more like it.
  6. Reviewed by: Bill Gallo
    For its ever shifting attitudes toward men, women, and murder, Waist Deep is one of the sloppiest movies ever to reach the screen.
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    It's about as much fun for the viewer as being dropped into a virtual-reality version of a highway-safety crash film. Hall writes and directs with the finesse of a rusty hatchet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. TheresaB.
    Dec 21, 2006
    I really enjoy this film. Tyrese and Megan Good gave a good performance and the action kept me interested throughout the movie.
  2. PrincessYoung
    Oct 17, 2006
    I think this was the best movie I seen in a long time. I had to go by it on DVD.
  3. AbrahamW.
    Jun 21, 2006
    i thoroughly enjoyed the film....the pacing was excellent as was the acting of the two leads kept me on the edge of my seat.
  4. KourtneyT.
    Jun 24, 2006
    Waist Deep is definitely one of the best films of the summer. It had all the elements that a movie should have. Meagan Good gave an outstanding performance as a lead actress. I definitely recommend this movie as a must see hit! Expand
  5. LeeR.
    Oct 9, 2006
    Curtis Hall surprised me with this one. In a time when recycled crap like Little Miss Sunshine and Garden State are ruling the world of film, it's refreshing to walk into something like Waist Deep and be reminded of just how good films used to be. Expand