• R, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Rich Murray
    In Theaters:
    Sep 4, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 25, 2003
  • Innovation Film Group
  • Snipes
    2 minutes 56 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Snipes Reviews

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Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Snipes relies too much on a scorchingly plotted dramatic scenario for its own good.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

October 4, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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A loud, low-budget and tired formula film that arrives cloaked in the euphemism 'urban drama.'

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

October 4, 2002
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

'...Mafia, rap stars and hood rats butt their ugly heads in a regurgitation of cinematic violence that gives brutal birth to an unlikely, but likable, hero.'

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: 3/5

October 4, 2002
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Undone by its overly complicated and derivative screenplay, the glacier-paced direction and the stereotypical characters.

September 24, 2002
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Highly watchable stuff.

September 20, 2002
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Snipes is both a snore and utter tripe.

September 20, 2002
John Anderson
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Involving at times, but lapses quite casually into the absurd.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 20, 2002
Megan Turner
New York Post
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Trying to make head or tail of the story in the hip-hop indie Snipes is enough to give you brain strain -- and the pay-off is negligible.

| Original Score: 1/4

September 20, 2002
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A little judicious editing would have helped a lot, but the talented cast matches the film's ambitions and compensates for its modest budget.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 19, 2002
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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As is often the case with ambitious, eager first-time filmmakers, Mr. Murray, a prolific director of music videos, stuffs his debut with more plot than it can comfortably hold.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 19, 2002
Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
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A cockeyed shot all the way.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 17, 2002
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 2/5

August 21, 2005
Dennis Harvey
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October 22, 2008
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
September 5, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
September 27, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 9, 2002
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