Not that there is suppose to be I'm sure, a film about junkies trying to get into rehab or just looking for some help but only to come face to face with weeks of waiting and forms, enough to make anyone shoot themselves.
Its a decent film but not as good as it was made out to be in my opinion, Roth is simply his whiny foul mouthed annoying self but Shakur does a little better actually showing some emotion for once, Newton is just cute as a button but with little to do. I think the sub plot about getting involved in a murder case and having drug dealers on their tail kinda spoils the dark realistic comedy of their rehab mission, kinda makes it too daft and more Hollywood if you ask me. Definite cult and Shakur's last film.
Its a laugh a minute and you can just fall in love with all the characters!
Tupak and Roth are fantastic and have great chemistry and Newton is also brilliant.
Its a highly enjoyable and funny movie that is a must to watch!
I believe Gridlock'd was Tupac Shakur's best performance, being released a few months after his murder. Tupac had more chemistry with Tim Roth than he did with anyone else he starred alongside with on his run in cinema. It was actually funny to see Roth trying to sound black, but it worked out so great here. I wish Thandie Newton could of had more screen time, though. She always seems to be a jewel whenever she appears on the set. Even though Gridlock'd is rather pessimistic in it's delivery, the film felt like an uplifting cartoon and you can tell Roth and Shakur were having a lot of fun in their respected roles. Gridlock'd is a grim look into the lives of addicts and the brooding world in which they live in.
Bonus: Thandie Newton isn't in the movie all that much.
It had funny parts, thrilling parts.
And a bucket full of fun.
Great watch! Tupac and Tim's performances were outstanding.
Oh the adventures of trying to get to a detox center..
Awesome movie i'd say.
It was hilarious when they got away from the cops because of the old guy with his dog.
Yeah it lives up to the dark comedy name, but there are a few good chuckles to be had while watching this movie. Nothing that will make you fall out of your chair mind you, but some decent stuff.
It's worth seeing at least a few times, so don't pass it up.
"Hello? There's a woman been shot - a white woman. Okay? There's a whole bunch of black people out here, shooting and burning cars, talking about revolution. You better send some m************ out here!"
There is all this cheesy (unintentionally)caricature-ish jazz club stuff where Tupac is clearly playing dress-up and imitation. I can forgive it considering the many excellent scenes he otherwise has. I think this was Tupac's last movie performance and you can see him growing as an actor and taking risks. I wish he would have lived and moved beyond playing anything closely resembling his rapper personae and become a great actor, because he sure was photogenic and interesting to behold.