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Gridlock'd Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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.
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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
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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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.
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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
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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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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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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Entertainment Weekly
January 31, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B