Snipes Reviews

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Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 4, 2002
'...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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 20, 2002
Highly watchable stuff.
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 19, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 4, 2002
Snipes relies too much on a scorchingly plotted dramatic scenario for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 4, 2002
A loud, low-budget and tired formula film that arrives cloaked in the euphemism 'urban drama.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 24, 2002
Undone by its overly complicated and derivative screenplay, the glacier-paced direction and the stereotypical characters.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
September 20, 2002
Snipes is both a snore and utter tripe.
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John Anderson
Newsday
September 20, 2002
Involving at times, but lapses quite casually into the absurd.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Megan Turner
New York Post
September 20, 2002
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
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 19, 2002
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
September 17, 2002
A cockeyed shot all the way.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
October 22, 2008
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
September 5, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
September 27, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 9, 2002
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