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Cradle 2 the Grave Reviews

March 4, 2003
[DMX] acts like he raps -- in fits and starts, with heaps of ruff growling. Li barely has enough lines to qualify for a SAG card.
March 4, 2003
This is just a horrible film, waste of time. Please, please avoid it.
March 3, 2003
If all this leaves viewers more drained than exhilarated, that's the nature of this particular beast.
February 28, 2003
A secondhand action movie that retreads all the tired staples of the 1980s and '90s.
February 28, 2003
It's saying something when Tom Arnold's performance is among the movie's highlights.
February 28, 2003
In Cradle 2 the Grave, producer Joel Silver returns with gusto to the mix of martial arts action and urban attitude that proved so potent in Romeo Must Die.
February 28, 2003
If you're a mortgage-paying grown-up, it seems like an eternity since most of the studio's output stopped being 4-U.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 28, 2003
Cradle 2 The Grave is 2 ridiculous 2 B believed. And that's perfectly okay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2003
This movie exists as an action showcase, and a fairly lame one at that.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 28, 2003
A perfectly serviceable mindless action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2003
It's as idiotic as a committee of bad screenwriters could make it.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 28, 2003
The usual bang, boom, crunch and screech, though maybe a little more stylishly executed than most.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 28, 2003
The film is filled with astonishing set pieces that violate the laws of nature but are exciting, nonetheless.
Read More | Original Score: A-
February 28, 2003
This is a ride, a video game, a soundtrack -- unapologetic and clearly labeled as such. It has no middle speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2003
The script is so brain-dead and the characters so one-dimensional that you can't help but wish someone would had taken the plot half as seriously as the pyrotechnics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2003
Would be a perfectly decent B-action movie if it weren't shipwrecked in the last act by laughably ridiculous plotting and a lazily executed climax.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 28, 2003
The movie positively kicks aspirations.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 28, 2003
Cradle 2 the Grave is stupid 2 the max.
Read More | Original Score: C-
February 28, 2003
Sure to please slackjaws who are not tired to death of this kind of material recycled again and again and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 27, 2003
The cinematographer- turned-director likes his MTV-style editing so much that in his drive for hyperkinetic overkill he sacrifices coherence to wallow in barely contained chaos.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 27, 2003
The few promising skirmishes that do erupt sputter out quickly as if fight choreographer Corey Yuen had dropped his cell connection while phoning in his moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 27, 2003
It throws in enough calculated accouterments to honestly earn the label of 'product.'
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 27, 2003
Cradle has everything -- except plot and a reason for Li's name-above -the-title billing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 27, 2003
Cradle boasts a couple of bravura fight and chase scenes but they're stranded amid the predictable and the pedestrian.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 27, 2003
Relentless, infantile and impossible to dislike.
February 27, 2003
Bad movies kill you incrementally, but Cradle 2 to Grave is so egregiously slipshod, so flamboyantly awful, that it might get the whole job done in one sitting.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
February 26, 2003
You realize just how forthrightly rote and businesslike Cradle is. And you don't mind. Because business, it turns out, is good.
Full Review | Original Score: B-