This movie is a soggy turd sandwich, seriously leave your brain at the door. The plot is weak. It's fueled with racist stereotypes about white and black people. The acting was fine but I feel like I've seen Queen L play this type of character too many times. Then you have the action scenes filled with so many impossibilities. It's like I could say, what is the dumbest thing someone could do right now and that's what would happen. Then the ending!!! If you just got a pile of stolen loot that you were just chased for... Money that got people killed...Would you take out plastic wrapped stacks of cash, display it on the dining table in the middle of a diner and say pass the syrup? The suspension of disbelief is just too much! Also is the movie trying to be a comedy, horror movie, or thriller? There's also no character development at all.
This movie is truly a soggy turf sandwich. How it's number one on Netflix doesn't say much for movies right now.
Reviewed by heinigrunbaum-786-204241 / 10
Yes, this is the end of the road - LOL
Everything is mediocre in this movie. Script, acting, photography, director, production design, etc. Typical lefthanded copy-paste of the worst kind. And what's up with the purple lighting? Is it so not to make the movie too scary? Don't worry. There's nothing scary about this movie. The acting and how the scenes are composed together are so untrustworthy that you won't feel scared, ever! Only every two minutes you will be wondering why you are still watching?! And that's a kind of scary feeling. The producers should have taken the same actors and the same script (maybe a different director?!) and made a Comedy. That might have worked.
Reviewed by NullUnit4 / 10
TRYING to disregard all the obvious social "messages" in this...
This was decent for the first half, act one. Where they are merely building characters.
Catalyst happens, act two....
If you have half a brain you INSTANTLY know who "Mr Cross" (The bad guy) is. Because of this, act two feels more like going through the motions. The repeated "mystery" behind Mr Cross is somewhat pointless because you will probably already know who it is.
The reveal, act three....
From here.. It's exceptionally fitting that Ludacris is starring in this film... because it all gets so very, very, very, ludicrous. It almost borders on an unintentional comedy. There are too many logic errors to list - wild leaps that wouldn't really be possible.
All the acting was good, the constant unnatural lighting was an odd choice... purple, orange, green, pink.... never just normal lights. Made it visually more interesting.
Overall it was an okay watch, but don't really expect too much.
Regarding the "propaganda" aspect.....
I would say the "message" here of exceptional bigotry by white characters is not really a good message for younger audiences. Portraying all white people as racist is no different than portraying all black people as pimp, hookers, or murderous drug dealers --- it's simply not true. Ya can't paint things with such a broad brush. While I don't deny bigotry exists.. I've never seen it to the extent expressed later in this film. And to be perfectly honest, I think it worked pretty well in act one of this film when it first rears its ugly head. However, all the usage after that scene was pointless and didn't add to the story in ANY way.