In the Mix


In the Mix

Critics Consensus

Fans may get a kick out of seeing Usher showcasing his charm on screen, but the movie itself is tone deaf and inconsequential, even by rom-com standards.



Total Count: 39


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R&B star Usher Raymond plays his first starring role in this story which blends crime with romantic comedy. Darrell (Usher Raymond) is a successful club DJ who one night unexpectedly rescues a woman from a dangerous situation. It turns out the woman in question is the wife of Frank Pacelli (Chazz Palminteri), one of New York City's most powerful mobsters. To show his appreciation, Pacelli gives Darrell a job -- serving as bodyguard for this beautiful daughter, Dolly (Emmanuelle Chriqui). A short-lived romance blooms between Darrell and Dolly, but it isn't long before the couple are quarreling, which makes Pacelli more than a bit unhappy with his new hire. However, Pacelli also has a mob war and a disloyal and ambitious young lieutenant to deal with, and Darrell soon finds Pacelli's problems become his problems too. Also starring Kevin Hart and Robert Davi, In the Mix was produced under the title Dying for Dolly.

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Critic Reviews for In the Mix

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (34)

  • The failure is with a script as ungainly as it is and an oversimplified conception of American-Italian and black cultures.

    Dec 2, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Tony Wong

    Toronto Star
    Top Critic
  • This thing is as formulaically bland as the rest of its Tinseltown kind.

    Dec 2, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Usher, who has a squinty charm, is forced to display an infinite polite chivalry that would have shamed Sidney Poitier.

    Nov 30, 2005 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • Played mostly as a drama but utterly devoid of tension, the film mainly comes across as recycled.

    Nov 29, 2005
  • [A] one-dimensional romantic comedy that ... feels like an old-fashioned vehicle picture, the kind the big movie studios used to make in the 1930's and 40's just to bring in the fans of a particular actor or actress.

    Nov 28, 2005 | Rating: 2/5
  • ... pic is never too insulting to the viewer, and works up a fair amount of goodwill by the good graces of Usher's Will Smithian charisma and an extremely attractive filmmaking package ...

    Nov 28, 2005

    Robert Koehler

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for In the Mix

  • Jun 07, 2008
    Not great, but much better than I expected. Or possibly I'm just in love with <a href="">Emmanuelle Chriqui</a>
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2007
    Alexander C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2007
    well it was a low budget movie and it was done in 25 days what more could you expect!! still nice to see it romantic cliche to the end!!
    Sergio E Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2007
    Would be insufferable if it weren't already insignificant.
    William G Super Reviewer

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