Snipes Reviews

August 21, 2005
October 4, 2002
Snipes relies too much on a scorchingly plotted dramatic scenario for its own good.
October 4, 2002
A loud, low-budget and tired formula film that arrives cloaked in the euphemism 'urban drama.'
October 4, 2002
'...Mafia, rap stars and hood rats butt their ugly heads in a regurgitation of cinematic violence that gives brutal birth to an unlikely, but likable, hero.'
September 24, 2002
Undone by its overly complicated and derivative screenplay, the glacier-paced direction and the stereotypical characters.
September 20, 2002
Highly watchable stuff.
September 20, 2002
Snipes is both a snore and utter tripe.
September 20, 2002
Involving at times, but lapses quite casually into the absurd.
September 20, 2002
Trying to make head or tail of the story in the hip-hop indie Snipes is enough to give you brain strain -- and the pay-off is negligible.
September 19, 2002
A little judicious editing would have helped a lot, but the talented cast matches the film's ambitions and compensates for its modest budget.
September 19, 2002
As is often the case with ambitious, eager first-time filmmakers, Mr. Murray, a prolific director of music videos, stuffs his debut with more plot than it can comfortably hold.
September 17, 2002
A cockeyed shot all the way.