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In the Mix (2005)

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14

Average Rating: 3.2/10
Reviews Counted: 37
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 32

Fans may get a kick out of seeing Usher showcasing his charm on screen, but the movie itself is tone deaf and inconsequential, even by rom-com standards.

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Average Rating: 3.2/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 14

Fans may get a kick out of seeing Usher showcasing his charm on screen, but the movie itself is tone deaf and inconsequential, even by rom-com standards.

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Movie Info

R&B star Usher Raymond plays his first starring role in this story which blends crime with romantic comedy. Darrell (Usher Raymond) is a successful club DJ who one night unexpectedly rescues a woman from a dangerous situation. It turns out the woman in question is the wife of Frank Pacelli (Chazz Palminteri), one of New York City's most powerful mobsters. To show his appreciation, Pacelli gives Darrell a job -- serving as bodyguard for this beautiful daughter, Dolly (Emmanuelle Chriqui). A

PG-13,

Comedy

Jacqueline Zambrano

Mar 21, 2006

$10.1M

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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (32) | DVD (6)

The failure is with a script as ungainly as it is and an oversimplified conception of American-Italian and black cultures.

December 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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This thing is as formulaically bland as the rest of its Tinseltown kind.

December 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Usher, who has a squinty charm, is forced to display an infinite polite chivalry that would have shamed Sidney Poitier.

November 30, 2005 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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Played mostly as a drama but utterly devoid of tension, the film mainly comes across as recycled.

November 29, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
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[A] one-dimensional romantic comedy that ... feels like an old-fashioned vehicle picture, the kind the big movie studios used to make in the 1930's and 40's just to bring in the fans of a particular actor or actress.

November 28, 2005
New York Times
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... pic is never too insulting to the viewer, and works up a fair amount of goodwill by the good graces of Usher's Will Smithian charisma and an extremely attractive filmmaking package ...

November 28, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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Easily engages the viewer in the same fashion as the best of the romance genre.

February 4, 2007 Full Review Source: AALBC.com
AALBC.com

With its laughable dramatic sequences and goofy supporting characters, this film is hard to dismiss as entertainment: a camp treat for comics as well as Usher fans.

April 28, 2006 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

It's clearly conceived solely as a star vehicle for the ubiquitous Usher and his washboard abs, with plot coherence and originality coming in somewhere lower in the pecking order.

February 21, 2006 Full Review
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

It's not exactly atrocious, but it constantly makes you wonder why those involved couldn't find something better to do.

December 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New Times
New Times

People richer than you get paid to come up with this stuff.

December 5, 2005 Full Review

In The Mix is not just mixed up, it is muddled.

December 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Nothing will save you from the pain of this film.

December 2, 2005 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

This movie is for die-hard Usher fans only. And by this I mean teen-age girls, who no doubt will enjoy this.

December 2, 2005 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Let it be said that as an actor, Usher would probably make a pretty good zither player.

December 1, 2005 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

That the 27-year-old Usher isn't much of an actor is no surprise, but he's strikingly uncharismatic for someone who's been in the spotlight since he was six.

November 28, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Audience Reviews for In the Mix

Would be insufferable if it weren't already insignificant.
January 27, 2007
wbgoose13

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You don't need to see this movie. Really, you don't.
July 18, 2006
liquidstone14

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Another bad one that a friend made me see. It was boring.
May 10, 2006
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