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May 12, 2017
hough it shows bling, strong feelings for the inner city and the acting is solid, the derivative story won't knock you out.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 27, 2009
Harris and Phifer's chemistry lends the inevitable tragedies some genuine punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2005
"Paid In Full" is not the kind of movie that George W. Bush will ever see.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2002
Stone seems to have a knack for wrapping the theater in a cold blanket of urban desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2002
For a rapsploitation film to target and frown upon the darker forces of its nature is certainly a good sign for the maturation of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 29, 2002
I'm going to give it a marginal thumbs up. I liked it just enough.
October 28, 2002
Very familiar, yes, but a stylish and above all well-acted tale of friendships gone sour and the inevitable steep price of crime -- a much better movie than it's ever going to get credit for.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 28, 2002
The story is familiar from its many predecessors; like them, it eventually culminates in the not-exactly -stunning insight that crime doesn't pay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 26, 2002
This is a heartfelt mea culpa -- which gives Paid in Full much of its unexpected emotional power.
October 25, 2002
If you saw it on TV, you'd probably turn it off, convinced that you had already seen that movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 25, 2002
If there's a way to effectively teach kids about the dangers of drugs, I think it's in projects like the (unfortunately R-rated) Paid.
October 25, 2002
This familiar rise-and-fall tale is long on glamour and short on larger moralistic consequences, though it's told with sharp ears and eyes for the tenor of the times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2002
Harris is supposed to be the star of the story, but comes across as pretty dull and wooden.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 25, 2002
A standard, run-of-the-mill drug drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 25, 2002
Needed a little less bling-bling and a lot more romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2002
Bottom-rung New Jack City wannabe.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 25, 2002
Rings true, from the smooth dialogue to the unaffected performances of the central actors.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 25, 2002
A fake street drama that keeps telling you things instead of showing them.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 25, 2002
It does offer an uncommon thoughtfulness that makes it far less exploitative or sensationalistic than most examples of its genre.
October 25, 2002
Harsh 'hood reality and good acting? Now that's quite a score.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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