Cradle 2 the Grave Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 28, 2003
It's as idiotic as a committee of bad screenwriters could make it.
| Original Score: 1/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Save a place at the cemetery for this film.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 28, 2003
Sure to please slackjaws who are not tired to death of this kind of material recycled again and again and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 27, 2003
This slapdash mess of an explosion movie wastes the talents of its cast and can't even slow down to let us enjoy the fight scenes.
| Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
A mess. Don't try to make it make sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
February 28, 2003
Hong Kong action star Jet Li meets rap rough-rider DMX in a piece of action trash whose gloss can't outshine its flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 3, 2003
If all this leaves viewers more drained than exhilarated, that's the nature of this particular beast.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 4, 2003
This is just a horrible film, waste of time. Please, please avoid it.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 28, 2003
It's practically the definition of a video throwaway, but you could do worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
February 27, 2003
The few promising skirmishes that do erupt sputter out quickly as if fight choreographer Corey Yuen had dropped his cell connection while phoning in his moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
March 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
September 28, 2012
While it aspires to be cinematic junk food, the picture is relentlessly moronic, eschewing B-movie thrills to wallow in Z-movie production achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
September 14, 2003
A movie about stealing pricey diamonds rather than strutting around in them, it pits ghetto jewel thieves against martial arts secret agents and high-stakes shopaholics.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 2, 2003
But Bartkowiak somehow thinks he's involved in the fight, and so he gets excited and does everything wrong. He moves in too close, shakes the camera around a lot and cuts every half-second, rendering the action nearly unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com
March 1, 2003
...showy, shapeless, overwrought, senseless and arbitrary...Bartkowziak's baby went rock-a-bye all right and the frantic wind did excessively blow-but this Cradle simply didn't rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 28, 2003
The latest reason to shake your head and wonder why Jet Li is becoming the next Steven Seagal instead of the next Bruce Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
Cradle 2 the Grave feels like about four different movies working at once, all of them stylized, none of them making much sense and maybe a couple of those being even slightly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
March 2, 2003
The director chose to get so close to the action that you can't even tell what Li is doing half the time (or if it is Li at all).
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 2, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 14, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
February 28, 2003
Deemed "The Next Tom Cruise" by GQ magazine, the prolific, asthmatic, and charismatic Dark Man X continues to power his way into the movies.
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Arizona Republic
February 28, 2003

Baltimore Sun
February 28, 2003

ComingSoon.net
February 28, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 28, 2003

Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003

Orlando Weekly
March 6, 2003

This is London
March 29, 2003

FilmFour.com
March 31, 2003

Los Angeles Daily News
April 2, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
April 4, 2003

Guardian
April 20, 2003
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 27, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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