Cradle 2 the Grave

2003

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

69
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 26%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 53%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 38151

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Kelly Hu as Sona
Jet Li as Su
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1hr 41 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 9 / 10

A damn good film!!!

A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem. Cradle 2 the Grave stars Jet Li, DMX, Mark Dacascos and Tom Arnold although the film received mixed to mostly negative reviews by critics i think it's quite underrated i mean if you want to see a film where Jet Li beats a bunch of UFC Fighters, kills Mark Dacascos in a spectacular way, Tom Arnold and Anthony Anderson ride a tank and Gabrielle Union has a striptease dance you'll get your money worth i mean it's not a film to be taken seriously many times you'll see that it has some pretty over the top moments like a dude getting killed by a lobster and Jet Li jumping from a parking lot and landing from one balcony to another but it's far from being one of the worst films ever made. There's a lot of action, car and motorcycle chase sequences and a striptease if that's not enough for ya i don't know what it is. (9/10)

Reviewed by ivo-cobra8 10 / 10

Jet Li's most underrated awesome action flick my favorite!

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) is the most underrated Jet Li's American action work he ever done before. I don't get the hate for this film and I don't get the praise for Jet Li's film The One (2001) that get's thumbs up, but this one get's thumbs down! I will never understand the hate for this film! I love it to death, It is a fun action film, it is Jet Li's second film timing up with polish Director Andrzej Bartkowiak and actors DMX and Anthony Anderson who previously worked with Jet Li on Romeo Must Die. Drag-On and Tom Arnold teams up from the film Exit Wounds (2001) they both worked together with Andrzej Bartkowiak.

It is really a shame that Aaliyah died two years earlier otherwise she would be cast in this movie. I guess director Andrzej Bartkowiak did not wan't Steven Seagal for this movie anymore, because apparently they all did not get a long. DMX really had hard time working together with Steven Seagal on Exit Wounds. I love this film to death, it is my second favorite Jet Li action film it is my number 2 action film! I know more Jet Li's American work: Romeo Must Die, The One, War, The Expendables 1,2 and 3, Kiss of the Dragon and Cradle 2 the Grave and I absolutely love this film! I kept watching it as a teen and I still do!

"I am Su." "I'm *not* Bruce."

Plot: When his daughter is kidnapped and held in exchange for priceless diamonds, the leader of a crew of highly skilled urban thieves (DMX) forges an unlikely alliance with a Taiwanese Intelligence officer (Jet Li) to rescue her. Their race against the clock to find the precious stones ultimately unravels a plot to distribute a deadly new weapon of war.

The basic plot about this film it is about a power, a black diamonds are stolen from a Jewel thief (DMX) and his team but a sadistic crime lord (Mark Dacascos) want's them back, so his men kidnaps Jewel thief's daughter for exchange of the diamonds. To get the diamonds back, jewel thief races against time, with his team to recover the stolen diamonds, with a help from Su (Jet Li) a Hong Kong cop. This film is more about a revenge and arms dealing and theft of a black diamonds it is a mystery of what is about. Crimelord (Mark Dacascos) was a Hong Kong cop and Jet Li's partner, but he betrayed Jet Li and he tried to kill him, Mark Dacascos come to America with a stolen black diamonds which he stole them, but he lost them. The diamonds are for a powerful laser weapon and Mark Dacascos is selling the weapon for a highest binder on an auction. The black diamonds belongs to the Hong Kong people not to the foreigners and Jet Li's role in this movie is to find to black diamonds and to stop his former partner. Jet Li also helps the jewel thief finding his daughter and he is teaming up with a jewel thief.

I love this film to death! Their is plenty of action, martial arts from Jet Li and Mark Dacascos. Gabrielle Union from Bad Boys II is also in here and she did well in her lead role. I seriously love her character she did everything to help his friend finding his daughter. Anthony Anderson and Tom Arnold add comedy to all the excitement. Kelly Hu and Gabrielle Union flex beauty and strength as foes destined for a beat down. Also producer Joel Silver returns with director Andrzej Bartkowiak, who fused martial arts with hip-hop style in Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds, take it to the next level with Cradle 2 the Grave.

I love the songs of this film by Eminem - Go To Sleep I love this song I have been always been a fan of Eminem. My Life (Cradle 2 the Grave) from Foxy Brown ft. Althea Heart is another song that I love and X Gon' Give it to Ya from DMX which I love his songs and DMX is talented rapper. Because this film with Romeo Must Die had a lot of hip hop songs in it and I love it they are all beautiful songs. Everyone in this film did an amazing job!

Overall: This is a fun action film, it is excited it has plenty of action, guns, explosion, tank in this movie and a lot's of martial arts from Jet Li. In my honest opinion Cradle 2 the Grave and Romeo Must Die are MILES way better films than Exit Wounds, The One and War I hate those three films. The rating is 10/10 because this film is very underrated and people does not appreciate this days a good action movie anymore!

Cradle 2 the Grave is a 2003 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and starring Jet Li and DMX. The film was released in the United States on February 28, 2003.

10/10 Grade: Bad Ass Seal Of Approval Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Starring: Jet Li, DMX, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Hu, Tom Arnold, Mark Dacascos, Gabrielle Union, Tom Arnold, Randy Couture Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak Producer: Joel Silver Screenplay: John O'Brien Channing Gibson Story by John O'Brien Rated: R Running Time: 1 Hr. 41 Mins. Budget: $30,000,000 Box Office: $56,489,558

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 7 / 10

Some flaws, but the entertaining fights win out

I was really prepared to hate this movie, in much the same way as I hated ROMEO MUST DIE, but I didn't. I was surprised. The two films share very similar story lines, even very similar scenes, but this is a lot more fun. Fun because the comedy isn't so forced here, it seems natural, so that even Anthony Anderson is amusing in a fair few moments. Tom Arnold is on top form and really adds to the movie with his jokes and playing to the audience. The plot is preposterous as we expect, you can't take it seriously for an instant, so the film-makers decide to have some fun with everything. There are some truly extravagant action sequences, including a race through the streets on a four-wheel quad bike with the cops and an angry biker in hot pursuit! Fantastic stuff, and tremendously exciting in places if you suspend your disbelief.

There are quite a lot of non-entities in the cast, and a few bad actors here and there; it feels like an ensemble piece. Gabrielle Union supplies eye candy and nothing else with a terrible performance in a terribly-written role. DMX is a surprising improvement over his previous turns and actually convinces as a father this time around. Jet Li is fairly morose and silent, but he does manage to kick a lot of ass in invariably cool, entertaining ways. The scene in the cage in which he battles dozens of top fighters is absolutely wicked, violent and a real highlight. The over the top ending (involving a tank, a helicopter, heavy weaponry and some guy dissolving) is also a lot of fun, especially the fight scene between Li and Mark Dacascos (also on top form here). My only complaint is the way they kept cutting to other boringly predictable fights, dragging the emphasis away from the cool Li vs. Dacascos showdown.

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