Linewatch Reviews

  • May 20, 2020

    Bad pacing with long stretches of nothing important going on, terrible dialogue, and unrealistic scenarios. Top all this with the fact that the movie does not make Cuba or his wife's characters very likable, so you really don't care what happens to them and the movie has no point. There are so many holes in the back stories of the characters that their interactions do not make sense. Even the final gun battle is poorly choreographed and anti-climactic.

    Bad pacing with long stretches of nothing important going on, terrible dialogue, and unrealistic scenarios. Top all this with the fact that the movie does not make Cuba or his wife's characters very likable, so you really don't care what happens to them and the movie has no point. There are so many holes in the back stories of the characters that their interactions do not make sense. Even the final gun battle is poorly choreographed and anti-climactic.

  • Mar 15, 2014

    While there is no doubt that Cuba Gooding Jr's. career is on the fritz Linewatch is one of the few good action films to come out staring the one time academy award winner. While Linewatch certainly has the straight to DVD feel (the script is absurd) the performances and action are good enough to overlook all it does wrong. Cuba shows that he can still carry a film and why he hasn't in such a long time is still a head-scratcher.

    While there is no doubt that Cuba Gooding Jr's. career is on the fritz Linewatch is one of the few good action films to come out staring the one time academy award winner. While Linewatch certainly has the straight to DVD feel (the script is absurd) the performances and action are good enough to overlook all it does wrong. Cuba shows that he can still carry a film and why he hasn't in such a long time is still a head-scratcher.

  • Oct 24, 2013

    meh - nothing special

    meh - nothing special

  • Aug 10, 2013

    In Linewatch, conflicting forces of immigration, human trafficking, drug smuggling and law enforcement clash on the US-Mexico border, where the skeletons in the protagonist's closet lead to his having to cooperate with old friends who are still part of a gang that receives drugs through the border. Many dark secrets are revealed about Michael Dixon's past and 'Mad Dog' must decide whether he'll risk it all to protect his family. In the end, this is an interesting look at how the past can come back to haunt you (and those you love), as well as a flick full of vigilante justice. But in the end it was just ok, nothing really to rave about.

    In Linewatch, conflicting forces of immigration, human trafficking, drug smuggling and law enforcement clash on the US-Mexico border, where the skeletons in the protagonist's closet lead to his having to cooperate with old friends who are still part of a gang that receives drugs through the border. Many dark secrets are revealed about Michael Dixon's past and 'Mad Dog' must decide whether he'll risk it all to protect his family. In the end, this is an interesting look at how the past can come back to haunt you (and those you love), as well as a flick full of vigilante justice. But in the end it was just ok, nothing really to rave about.

  • Jun 25, 2013

    Cuba makes me wonder if his previous acting skills were a fluke.

    Cuba makes me wonder if his previous acting skills were a fluke.

  • May 24, 2012

    Najlos film so Cuba Gooding Jr. sto imam gledano

    Najlos film so Cuba Gooding Jr. sto imam gledano

  • Jan 13, 2012

    Good drama. Great acting. Good storyline. I enjoyed it very much

    Good drama. Great acting. Good storyline. I enjoyed it very much

  • Aug 02, 2011

    Below the line, not worth a watch This old woeful movie is an early showcase for Cuba Gooding Junior. It feels like an old Van Damme action movie, just not as good. A pumped up, serious faced Cuba is a Mexico border cop that left a street gang past behind. Guess what?! They return and cause trouble for him, and his new family. The plot is embarrassingly light and it all feels set up and around CBJ. Avoid. There is a small cop role for Breaking Bad's Hank.

    Below the line, not worth a watch This old woeful movie is an early showcase for Cuba Gooding Junior. It feels like an old Van Damme action movie, just not as good. A pumped up, serious faced Cuba is a Mexico border cop that left a street gang past behind. Guess what?! They return and cause trouble for him, and his new family. The plot is embarrassingly light and it all feels set up and around CBJ. Avoid. There is a small cop role for Breaking Bad's Hank.

  • Jan 10, 2011

    Neither a masterpiece, altough nice and enjoyable, nor surely a piece of shit as someone who reviewed this film before me said. Too much simple and obvious in some parts, it makes understand things in a way that it's far expected, without waiting the situation of the story develops in a natural way.

    Neither a masterpiece, altough nice and enjoyable, nor surely a piece of shit as someone who reviewed this film before me said. Too much simple and obvious in some parts, it makes understand things in a way that it's far expected, without waiting the situation of the story develops in a natural way.

  • Jan 09, 2011

    Michael Dixon is a seasoned agent working linewatch on the US/Mexico Border. Well respected by his peers at US Border Patrol, and well loved by his family (wife Angela and 5 year old daughter Emily), Michael's world is suddenly threatened by secrets from his past. Michael was not always the respectable family man he now has become - he was a vicious Los Angeles gang member who turned his back on the gang and his own brutal ways. But no one can quit the gang, so when a chance encounter leads the gang to Michael in New Mexico, Michael is forced to find a way to protect his family, even if it means helping the psychotic gang leader Drake smuggle a truckload of drugs across the border.

    Michael Dixon is a seasoned agent working linewatch on the US/Mexico Border. Well respected by his peers at US Border Patrol, and well loved by his family (wife Angela and 5 year old daughter Emily), Michael's world is suddenly threatened by secrets from his past. Michael was not always the respectable family man he now has become - he was a vicious Los Angeles gang member who turned his back on the gang and his own brutal ways. But no one can quit the gang, so when a chance encounter leads the gang to Michael in New Mexico, Michael is forced to find a way to protect his family, even if it means helping the psychotic gang leader Drake smuggle a truckload of drugs across the border.