Gridlock'd

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Jazz musicians -- and heroin addicts -- Spoon (Tupac Shakur) and Stretch (Tim Roth) decide to get clean after their friend and bandmate Cookie (Thandie Newton) overdoses when she tries heroin for the first time. As they attempt to enter a detoxification program, however, they encounter a series of bureaucratic roadblocks. Worse, they are being hunted by both the police and drug dealers. Struggling with withdrawal, Spoon and Stretch reflect on the moments that led up to their predicament.

Cast & Crew

Tim Roth
Alexander 'Stretch' Rawland
Tupac Shakur
Ezekiel 'Spoon' Whitmore
Thandie Newton
Barbara 'Cookie' Cook
Tom Towles
D-Reper's Henchman
Tom Wright
Koolaid
Ted Field
Executive Producer
Scott Kroopf
Executive Producer
Russell Simmons
Executive Producer
Stewart Copeland
Original Music
Bill Pope
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Critic Reviews for Gridlock'd

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    September 7, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • An engaging look at a mangy day in the lives of two junkies trying to kick, Gridlock'd would have been a good mid-level B.O. performer even without the interest surrounding it, due to the recent death of co-star Tupac Shakur.

    May 2, 2008
  • The film has a fairly uninteresting narrative motor in its thriller subplot, but hits on an edgy black comic tone for Stretch and Spoon's increasingly pained dealings with the unsympathetic representatives of authority.

    February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
  • The late Shakur is especially impressive as the brighter of the duo -- a frazzled but infinitely patient character with a touching faith that somehow, if the pair just keeps plugging away, everything will turn out okay.

    June 5, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The film seems so fresh it's almost possible to forget that it is a fraud in its description of the culture of hard drugs.

    June 18, 2002 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The movie's appeal lies largely in its capacity for surprise, riffing off tired characters and pooped genres to produce, intermittently at least, a fresh new tone. Call it junkie humour.

    April 12, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gridlock'd

  • Mar 08, 2012
    I found this quite a bleak depressing film with moments of humour, true its a dark comedy and a satirical look at the bureaucracy and needless paperwork that I'm sure most countries have but there isn't really anything upbeat about it. Not that there is suppose to be I'm sure, a film about junkies trying to get into rehab or just looking for some help but only to come face to face with weeks of waiting and forms, enough to make anyone shoot themselves. Its a decent film but not as good as it was made out to be in my opinion, Roth is simply his whiny foul mouthed annoying self but Shakur does a little better actually showing some emotion for once, Newton is just cute as a button but with little to do. I think the sub plot about getting involved in a murder case and having drug dealers on their tail kinda spoils the dark realistic comedy of their rehab mission, kinda makes it too daft and more Hollywood if you ask me. Definite cult and Shakur's last film.
    Phil H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 25, 2010
    an excellent film about friendship and the abuses of heroin. tupac puts forth probably the one truly noteworthy performance of his acting career and tim roth is brilliant as always. underrated in that this film has been so largely ignored over the years, definitely worth a watch.
    danny d Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2009
    I love this movie, its extremely entertainly. Its a laugh a minute and you can just fall in love with all the characters! Tupak and Roth are fantastic and have great chemistry and Newton is also brilliant. Its a highly enjoyable and funny movie that is a must to watch!
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2008
    good plot, tim roth is funny as hell
    khalvic b Super Reviewer

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