Juice Reviews

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February 6, 2020
Juice adapts the DJ-struggling-to- make-it scenario to put across a mesage of inner-city hopelessness...the most interesting elements are the all too brief glimpses of family life and the boys' own relationships.
May 31, 2019
Juice captures the traumatic and anxious roots of American gangsterism better than just about any other entry in the evergreen genre.
March 4, 2019
One of the more interesting aspects of Juice is that all the characters are morally ambiguous which can be unsettling for some viewers.
July 23, 2018
It is genuinely slickly made and often deliberately amusing.
April 13, 2018
Despite good performances from the young leads, this tale of crime and punishment lacks the sharp detail and deep reality of John Singleton's view of growing up in the Los Angeles ghetto. Nor is there much in "Juice."
February 7, 2018
Poised halfway between the action conventions of New Jack City and the personal grit of Straight Out of Brooklyn, Juice doesn't have the pizzaz or the insight, to satisfy as either exploitation or art.
March 27, 2009
An above-average story of four "boys in the hood."
March 26, 2009
Dickerson and co-writer Gerard Brown exhibit a sharp ear for dialog and have some real finds in their largely unknown cast...
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Stylishly shot, it works well as a thriller; the result is energetic and entertaining, without the feeling of difficult truths being forgotten.
July 24, 2005
May 6, 2005
Commanding performances mesh with solid storytelling
March 27, 2005
November 10, 2004
February 22, 2004
May 20, 2003
Mr. Dickerson, whose cinematography has been the reason Spike Lee's films look so good, has a terrific eye and some juice of his own.
March 4, 2003
August 1, 2002
July 26, 2002
February 13, 2001
A Hitchcockian moment in an elevator is perhaps the film's signature set piece.
January 1, 2000
Despite the script's reliance on familiar cliches, the film never feels like an exploitation thriller, as we genuinely feel for these kids and the life they've fallen into.
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