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Never Die Alone Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Violent movie starring rapper DMX is not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Cornelius
July 28, 2004
This is not a workable drama, just a series of ideas that rap stars who worship Scarface think would be cool to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
May 20, 2004
It's too bad the filmmakers couldn't find a way to present [Goines's] vision without resorting to some pretty threadbare clichés.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 16, 2004
His death was moving; his life was not. It's a requiem for a scumbag--one who left a whole lotta decent people destroyed in his wake.
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Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 3, 2004
[A] gritty film noir [about] a sleazy drug pusher looking for redemption, but who - in classic noir fashion - learns that there is no escaping paying for one's past sins.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
April 3, 2004
Hampered by its convoluted plot and a marked melodramatic streak that counteracts the film's cool factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sarah Chauncey
April 2, 2004
There's neither action nor thrill in this so-called action thriller, and there's really no reason to sit through it.
| Original Score: 1/4
Willie Waffle
April 2, 2004
Never Die Alone is one of those dreadful movies that wants us to think it is deep and philosophical, but it's junk masquerading as art.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Todd Gilchrist
March 31, 2004
If movies like Bad Lieutenant and Spun are your idea of a good time, then DMX has the film for you.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 31, 2004
This is a violence-ridden movie with one of the most despicable characters you ever will see.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 30, 2004
This 'gangsta noir' is a worthy heir to both 'blaxploitation' and to the Warner Bros. gangster classics that linked economic hardship and the allure of crime...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 29, 2004
Like its main character, Never Die Alone is beyond redemption.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 29, 2004
Thumbs down for me.
Angela Baldassarre
March 29, 2004
A pimped-up facsimile of David Goines' novel. I can't think of a more apt description of this misogynist and deeply flawed film noir.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 28, 2004
...the story is certainly a throwback to the films of the '70s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 28, 2004
A misogynistic, dull-witted bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
March 27, 2004
David's remorse barely registers against the movie's basking in criminal excess. And with the exception of character actor Tiny Lister, the cast tries way too hard to be tough.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Pete Croatto
March 26, 2004
The only thing that could improve Never Die Alone is a caring projectionist, a lighter, and a trashcan.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
March 26, 2004
Fans of Goines will want to see this, because this is the first of his works to make it to the silver screen. Other than that, there's no reason to see it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
March 26, 2004
A bumbling adaptation.
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