Never Die Alone Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
April 3, 2004
Hampered by its convoluted plot and a marked melodramatic streak that counteracts the film's cool factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 26, 2004
Has a story so silly, so pretentious, that only a narcissistic rapper with a hardcore thug pose would have the chutzpah to star in and narrate such garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 25, 2004
It deserves some credit for its ambitions. But those ambitions tip it over into pretentious melodrama that only emphasizes how far short of its aspirations it falls.
| Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Violent movie starring rapper DMX is not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 20, 2004
Routinely but unconvincingly directed by Dickerson, the movie possesses not a single character with the brains to get through a day without creating a huge mess.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 29, 2004
Thumbs down for me.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 25, 2004
Ernest Dickerson's film recycles a cinematic standby -- it's narrated by a corpse, telling us how he got that way -- but the movie's scuzzy beauty keeps it intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
March 31, 2004
If movies like Bad Lieutenant and Spun are your idea of a good time, then DMX has the film for you.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
March 26, 2004
Redemption eludes DMX's antihero in the soulless Never Die Alone
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
March 26, 2004
Never Die Alone succeeds only in being so bad that, as the final scenes roll, it is very funny, albeit unintentionally so.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
March 25, 2004
If you cut the expletives from Never Die Alone, it's unlikely that this updated blaxploitation flick would run more than 15 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
April 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
July 28, 2004
This is not a workable drama, just a series of ideas that rap stars who worship Scarface think would be cool to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
March 26, 2004
Never Die Alone has the allure of a bad traffic accident. You don't want to look at it, but for some reason you can't avert your eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 29, 2004
Like its main character, Never Die Alone is beyond redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 2, 2004
Never Die Alone is one of those dreadful movies that wants us to think it is deep and philosophical, but it's junk masquerading as art.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
March 24, 2004
a haunting, well-written and powerfully acted film, burdened only by its moral impotence and one irrefutably underwritten contrivance: Aruqette's character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Boston Phoenix
March 26, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 26, 2004
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 14, 2004
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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