A young man is torn by divided loyalty in this hard-edged urban drama. Reggie (Ja Rule) was raised by his father (Giancarlo Esposito) after a violent incident in the neighborhood where he lived with his mother (Pam Grier). While Reggie has been encouraged to take up a life of crime by his older friend and street mentor J-Bone (Ving Rhames), his father thinks Reggie has a good head for business and urges him to use his smarts rather than his gun. When Reggie's father is murdered, J-Bone takes the young man under his wing, but as a consequence of their friendship, Reggie is linked to the killing of a local preacher -- whose daughter (Tatyana Ali) is Reggie's girlfriend. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
The plot isn't all that bad. The hard part is getting past all the racial cliches and horrible acting. I felt nothing for any of the characters and found myself wincing at some of the acting on several occasions. One scene was a police standoff/shootout where the cars in the scene were plastered with those fake bullet hole stickers...oooo scary. One star for the story... the rest is total garbage.
This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. The acting is awful, the story is worse - predictable and cliched. The characters are not believable and the violence is gratuitous. Do not waste your time on this one.
this movie was huh!@#$ and further more what the!@#$%^&&*...and it was also*&^%$...dont waste your rental it comes on B.E.T. all the time...if you have 110 minutes to waste then this is the movie for you....
I guess with casting Ja Rule as the lead, you can't really expect more of this movie. Ving Rhames usually does well playing these type-cast roles but I also wasn't too pleased with his performance either. The story line starts out good, diminishes halfway through, then ties together a good part of the plot in the end. The overall direction, acting, and plot of the movie was extremely disappointing. (1 star rating)