• PG-13, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Ron Underwood
    In Theaters:
    Nov 23, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 21, 2006
  • Lions Gate Films


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In the Mix Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Rarely has a movie this harmless turned this tone-deaf in its last reel.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

November 28, 2005
Christopher Orr
L.A. Weekly
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The movie pitches itself as a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, but its execution is so lazy and inept that if the lovers were to die horribly it would come more as relief than tragedy.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 23, 2005
Brian Orndorf

The depths of stupidity that Mix plunges to are alarming, even for something this intentionally insignificant.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: F

November 23, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The jokes are worse ...

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: .5/4

November 28, 2005
Joshua Tyler

I suggest Underwood be relegated to more Tremors sequels.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 2/5

November 25, 2005
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

[A] dreadful romantic gangland drama...In The Mix is an on-screen, vapid Valentine's Day card to Usher's professional ego and the giddy-minded skirts.

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 1/4

November 26, 2005
Peter Sobczynski

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

June 3, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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In the Mix has clearly been made by people who want to make a few bucks off Usher, and who have seen a few Sopranos episodes.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 25, 2005
Tony Wong
Toronto Star
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The failure is with a script as ungainly as it is and an oversimplified conception of American-Italian and black cultures.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

December 2, 2005
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Usher's fans will enjoy his frequent wardrobe changes and a couple of scenes where he takes off his shirt, but it's hard to imagine how anyone who doesn't kiss his poster goodnight could get his or her money's worth from this film.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

November 28, 2005
Jesse Hassenger

we can hope that the steady march of progress will render this movie entirely worthless in the not-too-distant future.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

November 22, 2005
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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

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December 5, 2005
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

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.

Full Review

February 21, 2006
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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

Full Review | Original Score: .5/4

December 2, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 1/5

December 1, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

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

Full Review Source: New Times

December 9, 2005
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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A jumble of genres including mob melodrama, bodyguard romance and interracial love story, none of which is handled in a remotely satisfying manner.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 0.5/5

November 25, 2005
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Mix, however, never once veers from its main mission. That would be superstar as product placement.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: D+

November 23, 2005
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

Even an R-rated directors cut wouldn't be enough to make me sit through In the Mix again.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 23, 2005
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

If you don't buy into the idea that Usher is the foxiest brother ever to set foot on the screen, you are probably not the target audience for 'Mix,' since it has little else to offer except sizable servings of beefcake.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette | Original Score: 1/4

November 23, 2005
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
Boxoffice Magazine
December 17, 2005
Hanh Nguyen
December 17, 2005

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 17, 2005

Boston Phoenix
December 17, 2005
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