Destined (2017)

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Simultaneously telling the parallel stories of RaSheed, a rising star in the architectural community, and Sheed, a neighborhood drug dealer, the ambitious drama explores the ideas of destiny and how even the smallest incident can manifest into a life changing event.

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Cast

Cory Hardrict
as Rasheed Smith
Hill Harper
as Mayor Jones
Jesse Metcalfe
as Officer Holder / Dylan Holder
Jason Dohring
as Officer Miller / Nathan Miller

Critic Reviews for Destined

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Basir flubs his big point about fate, choices and paths - that no matter our lives, we face the chance to change for good or bad - by embracing all the clichés he can find, then filming them without nuance or style.

Nov 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the two stories add up to less than the sum of their parts, with the intertwining narratives failing to comment on each other in sufficiently resonant fashion.

Nov 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Examining the cause and effect of a moment in time, the path not taken or road less traveled, and/or even the idea of a parallel universe, and above all, free will and choice, Qasim Basir delivers DESTINED, one of the most powerful films of the year . . .

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

[Destined is] a film as much about showing audiences our similarities beneath nature/nurture as it is the guilt and regret we carry everyday.

Nov 21, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

An amusing idea that runs out of steam not long after the premise is established.

Nov 17, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Tracking one life, on two possible paths, the gloomy drama Destined derails into a rut of self-seriousness.

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