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In Too Deep Reviews

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Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
So uneven it's downright schizophrenic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
In its exploration of the moral dilemma of the undercover life, In Too Deep breaks no ground. But Epps is a leading man on the rise, and Cool J is something to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Although it is based on a true story, the subject matter has been covered too many times to care, and the by-the-book plot plods along to an anti-climatic finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 5, 2002
Competent yet largely forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001
Not everyone can deal with this level of violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The characters are blur and not vivid.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The latest in a long line of mediocre August releases, this would-be thriller boasts several well acted, interesting characters stuck in a story that is unevenly paced and overly familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
The worst offence committed is a waste of talents in casting powerhouse players Tucci and Grier in stereotype 'other cop' roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
January 1, 2000
This rude knockoff of Donnie Brasco has little of the raw, forlorn humanity that made that film a standout.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
The movie is a weakly scripted shambles.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
LL Cool J with his natural charisma is the key to the movie's edge.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
In the end, In Too Deep becomes just another bad movie about bad people doing bad things. With none of the glorious fun we used to have watching Pam Grier strut her stuff.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
It doesn't match up to the same level as Donnie Brasco, but In Too Deep is still a decent update of the gangster genre.
| Original Score: 73/100
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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Empty at the core but superficially diverting.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
An involving, well-acted saga!
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Yazmin Ghonaim
Cinephiles
January 1, 2000
In Too Deep offers a valuable perspective on violence and on the human tendency to suppress it or to relish it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Too Shallow!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
It's the kind of summer movie you see only if a power failure has knocked out your air conditioning.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Comes off as a simplistic morality tale rife with moments requiring forehead-slapping suspension of disbelief and precious little in the way of overt tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
In Too Deep isn't special, but it's well done and coherent.
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