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In the Mix Reviews

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Dallas Morning News
December 17, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Tony Wong
Toronto Star
December 2, 2005
The failure is with a script as ungainly as it is and an oversimplified conception of American-Italian and black cultures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
December 2, 2005
This thing is as formulaically bland as the rest of its Tinseltown kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 30, 2005
Usher, who has a squinty charm, is forced to display an infinite polite chivalry that would have shamed Sidney Poitier.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 29, 2005
Played mostly as a drama but utterly devoid of tension, the film mainly comes across as recycled.
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Anita Gates
New York Times
November 28, 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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
November 28, 2005
... 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 ...
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
November 28, 2005
Usher's fans will enjoy his frequent wardrobe changes and a couple of scenes where he takes off his shirt, but it's hard to imagine how anyone who doesn't kiss his poster goodnight could get his or her money's worth from this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 28, 2005
Rarely has a movie this harmless turned this tone-deaf in its last reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 28, 2005
The jokes are worse ...
Read More | Original Score: .5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 28, 2005
Not even likable leading man Usher can save this muddled mob comedy from a quick route to video shelves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 25, 2005
In the Mix has clearly been made by people who want to make a few bucks off Usher, and who have seen a few Sopranos episodes.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
November 25, 2005
A jumble of genres including mob melodrama, bodyguard romance and interracial love story, none of which is handled in a remotely satisfying manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Christopher Orr
L.A. Weekly
November 23, 2005
The movie pitches itself as a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, but its execution is so lazy and inept that if the lovers were to die horribly it would come more as relief than tragedy.
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 23, 2005
Mix, however, never once veers from its main mission. That would be superstar as product placement.
Read More | Original Score: D+