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Gridlock'd Reviews

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Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Gridlock'd is a seemingly low budget film that covers the same ground as Trainspotting, but not as imaginatively.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Barry Walters
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
So just when Roth and Shakur's clowning closeness nearly transcends the subject, the film throws up a bunch of flashy edits and MTV-esque close-ups that trivialize it. Junkies just can't win.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is grim material, but surprisingly entertaining, and it is more cause to mourn the recent death of Shakur, who gives his best performance as Spoon, a musician who wants to get off drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Gridlock'd is refreshing because it's different. The subject matter isn't new, but the approach and tone are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 2, 2008
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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2002
Exposes the obstacles that that two down-and-out men face in their efforts to turn their lives around.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
An ambitious, too ambitious, effort by Curtis Hall that shows talent and a future behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 2, 2008
While not entirely successful, there's enough humor and humanism amid gritty urban locations to recommend Gridlock'd.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Cast against type as the gentler of two musician junkies trying to burrow through the bureaucracy to enter a rehab clinic in Detroit, Shakur has the relaxed screen presence of a young Wesley Snipes and plays perfectly off the delirious Tim Roth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 7, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 18, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
A black, but certainly not a bleak, comedy, Gridlock'd is a wonderfully realized comment on the entanglements of beaurocracy at its most ridiculous.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 1, 2003
A very underrated film that is also very truthful
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A smart, well-made buddy film about two junkies desperate to kick the habit.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jennie Yabroff
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly light-hearted comedy about what happens when two self-imposed exiles from society decide to go straight and look to the system for a little help.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000

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January 1, 2000

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June 5, 2002
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