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Completely mediocre. Tim Robbins kind of gets to cut loose, but not in his fun "Anchorman" sort of way. Martin Lawrence doesn't suck, which does say a lot. But overall, there's nothing worthwhile about this film. There's no laughs, the story is resolved too unbelievably, and there's nothing to get out of it when it's over.
Nothing To Lose is a fantastic movie simply because of the struggle of Martin Lawrence's character T. Paul and the film's poignant revealing of T. Paul's history when Nick stays with T. Paul's family one night. The mushiness of the message is kept in check through and bolstered by the humor of the situation--T. Paul's mother is particularly memorable, threatening to kick both T. Paul's and Nick's asses. That two men from disparate origins could ultimately learn from each other, commit crime, and become friends is the urgent lesson this film offers.