I'm giving this a 6.5 and I'm pretty loyal to movies with wesley snipes. This movie just lacked a great plot. Everything you learn about writing a story it seems to be forgotten in this movie. From the begging, to the plot, to the suspense, and even the ending was terrible. I expect better from mario van pebbles. Welsey still can act, and the girl wasn't a bad actor either. As a matter of fact all the actors were pretty good or at least decent. In a lot of low budget films you get some terrible actors. I can't recall any. Even the sick twisted couple all played their parts to the T.
But beyond that Its petty lame. I mean judging this based on passenger 57, demolition man, white man can't jump and all the blades. And to be honest I should have gave it a 5. But like I said the other actors and actresses were great.
The movie was lacking action. Yeah there were bits a pieces of action. But it wasn't put together well. And the police weren't tough enough. The movie was about a drug sting gone wrong along with some crooked cops. Thats should be an easy plot with the cast they had. But they needed more action. You can't just show scene after seen and then not explain some of these characters. I guess with the low budget they weren't able to get into detail of each character. But thats what makes you have a feeling of that character. If you keep throwing characters in with out giving the viewers a personality to attach it to then you are mudding the waters.
They did a good job with the serial killers. And to be honest they did the best job with them. Sick as it was it left you in wanting to know whats going to happen. I surely didn't want to know or care what happened to lucky and his stripper girlfriend. Even the part where he catches her calling the guy who got killed in the shootout (who was dead at the time) was really set up wrong. You have to spend some time on that, do it right.
And the end of the day, great characters, great acting, bad bad plot witch was all over the place. I would have excepted this in the late 80's early 90's with the one liners and the sex that took place. But not in 2006. I don't think they have the range to make a low budget movie a hit cause everybody is worried about a paycheck. Next go in detail a little more, make up a new concept. Might not be new to society but new to views. Like in drop zone. How many people could tell you about skydiving? But it seems like you watched the movie and you learned something new. If you are going to make a low budget film make it to where they viewers is like "ah, I am learning something new thats cool, is that really how that works". You have to question it cause you don't know. And it may be fake but it got you interested. Its called creativity and this movie get 3 in creativity. Once again shouldn't be hard to do with this cast.
Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Two converging story lines involving corrupt cops ripping off drug dealers and serial killers are followed as former drug dealer Lucky, trying to go straight after doing a prison stint, gets entangled within by a series of bad breaks. Shepherd plays a sadistic and vindictive mother of a handicapped son who along with her young kung-fu kicking boyfriend, abducts and tortures people who she feels scorn her son. Lucky, caught up in a shootout between dealers and cops, grabs two briefcases with $500,000 and goes on the run and has the hard luck of happening upon the serial killer's cabin.
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