Waist Deep (2006)

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Critic Consensus: A well-meaning B-movie that suffers from a cliche-ridden script and poorly drawn characters that fail to inspire much sympathy.


Movie Info

To save his son from ruthless gangsters, a streetwise ex-con finds himself coerced into performing a series of crimes in this gritty thriller. Waist Deep features Tyrese Gibson as O2, a young father and recent parolee whose life on the outside is upended when his young son Junior is taken hostage after an auto-theft gone wrong. After learning that his boy is in the hands of a mob boss named Meat (The Game), O2 is forced to break the law once again to satisfy his demands, and teams up with Coco … More

Rating: R (for strong violence and pervasive language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Vondie Curtis-Hall, Darin Scott
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 10, 2006
Box Office: $21.3M
Runtime:
Focus Features - Official Site

Cast


as Meat

as Otis Junior

as Newscaster 1

as Newscaster 2

as Fencing House Lady

as White Security Guard

as Black Security Guard

as Bank Manager

as Bank Woman

as Angry Black Woman

as Newscaster 3

as Newcaster 4

as Newscaster 5

as Radio Guest

as Male Radio DJ

as Meat's Bodyguard

as Meat's Bodyguard

as Impatient Jacker

as Go Mobile Driver

as Female Radio DJ
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Critic Reviews for Waist Deep

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (30)

From its non-committal title downwards -- we're a bit worse than ankle deep, but not quite neck deep -- the film includes a final shot that is almost surreal in its implausibility. Waist Deep? More like Deep Waste.

Full Review… | November 2, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Curtis Hall keeps slipping in surprising social and emotional flavorings rarely found in [this] genre.

Full Review… | July 5, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The Game attempts to exude menace through hardcore forehead-wrinkling and gangsta nose-crinkling, but his efforts are more comic than sinister.

Full Review… | June 29, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

For its ever shifting attitudes toward men, women, and murder, Waist Deep is one of the sloppiest movies ever to reach the screen.

Full Review… | June 27, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

Would most likely have made for a decent late-night Cinemax staple, but its stabs at higher significance only bring on the giggles.

Full Review… | October 21, 2007

A waste of time!

Full Review… | April 9, 2007
Awareness Magazine

Audience Reviews for Waist Deep

½

His son. His life. His freedom. He's taking them all back.

Very good movie. I enjoyed it alot, It had a good conflict from beginning to end which kept you intrigued the whole time. Great ending they way it should be. I gotta say Meagan Good to me is the hottest most sexiest black woman alive, her lips are perfect meant to be kissed, what a body, smoking HOT!

In South Los Angeles, while bringing his beloved son Junior back home from school, the paroled ex-convicted O2 promises his son that he would always come back to him and never leave him alone. However, his car is hijacked and Junior is kidnapped. Without any lead, O2 forces the street vendor Coco to help him to find where his car might have been sent for disassembling. Meanwhile, O2's addicted brother Lucky discovers that the cruel leader of the Outlaw Syndicate, the drug lord Meat, is keeping the boy arrested in a room and asking a ransom of US$ 100,000.00 that he believes O2 have from an old heist. O2 and Coco plot a scheme to put the pimp P-Money and Meat against each other and steal their money.

MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

½

Really good action romance.Starring Tyrese.

rezpatriot
Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

½

Awful movie. The only bright spot was Meagan Good.

lewiskendell
Lewis C.

Super Reviewer

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