|Starring:||Lucy Liu, Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandie Newton|
|Director:||Vondie Curtis Hall|
|Genre:||Drama - Crime|
|Studio:||4 FRONT VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Feb 2004|
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a good blend of Comedy and DramaBy Philmster from Middlesex , 26 Nov 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]I rentified this with the sole purpose of seeing another Tim Roth performance, and in that respect I wasn't disappointed, nor was I disappointed in the film, it did exactly what it said on the box, a good blend of Comedy and Drama.
Though not the greatest of its kind, it is by no means the worst, with stellar performances from Tupac and Tim Roth, who blended brilliantly together. Though the performance from Thandie Newton brought the overall gloss down a bit, she didn't entirely ruin the flick.
The direction was solid, with some nice shots, the cinematography, however, was nothing special, same old same old.
The true highlight of this film is the two main characters (Roth + Tupac) who truly light up the screen, without these two, the film would have been nothing.
Overall, a good watch when you have nothing to do, but not a great.
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Cool comedy?By MJM (36 reviews) from Canterbury , 26 Jun 2011Tim Roth is an excellent actor, but tbh I'm a bit embarrassed for him. This film was written by a 12 year old. My advice for Tim is, next time, hold out for someone who's at least reached puberty. I know this is a comedy, but it wasn't sure whether it was meant to be funny or cool. And what was that accent Thandie?! Stick to the skin care adverts.
2 PAC's BEST ACTINGBy OSo (403 reviews) from Tooting London , 01 Aug 2009THIS film shows 2 pac at his best as an actor
a gritty film about the life of some scagg heads in la
but one makes the change
while the others continue
American health "care".By SuzannePolish (44 reviews) from South West , 14 May 2009I rented this, I suspect, because I wanted to see another Tim Roth performance, having recently re-watched him in 'Mean Time' and 'Made in England'.
The film takes its time getting into swing, but ultimately, it's rewarding viewing. The pairing of Tupac and Roth works very well, Thandie Newton is a bit whimsical for my taste. For me, the film worked best as a critique of the hopelessness of the American healthcare system, where, if you aren't insured, then yes, you probably are screwed. Sir. There is a wonderful portrayal of a demented hospital receptionist at the beginning of the film, which rather sets the tone for the remaining glimpses into the bureaucracy of US-style health and social support systems. Nice too, to have it set in gritty Detroit.
INTERESTING CHARACTERSBy wonathanjoss (23 reviews) from Hartlepool , 03 May 2009Excellent! Well pleased with Tim Roth and Tupac's performances and the characters had depth which I found interesting to watch, especially their on-screen chemistry.
Interesting and intelligent story as well which was very funny in places and a final bonus at the end credits where they all perform in a surprisingly good band to give even more depth to the characters to make you think after the film has finished. The mark of a good movie I reckon.
great buddy movieBy a customer from London , 06 Apr 2009i have never seen tupace film but this film was good a story of two druggies whos life revolve around drug taking and the social security and rehab office a tale of mixing with real low lifes and dodging dodgy people real funny a good watch