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Writer-director Christopher Scott Cherot (Hav Plenty) based his second feature, G, on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. Tre (Andre Royo), a writer for a music magazine, goes out to the Hamptons to interview a wealthy and mysterious rap mogul, Summer G (Richard T. Jones), who's recently bought a home there. Tre first stops in on his cousin Sky (Chenoa Maxwell, who also starred in Hav Plenty) and her control-freak millionaire husband, Chip (Blair Underwood). Tre soon learns that Chip is brazenly cheating on Sky, and he even witnesses Chip smack his girlfriend around.… More
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"Another strikeout, further destroying F. Scott Fitzgerald's film batting average."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"An unpolished but entertaining tragedy filled with outstanding performances and memorable moments."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
""G" is a vacuous movie set in attractive locations."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"G often resembles a glossy BET soap opera...Cherot does capture the decadence of its slick "playas" in the extravagant world of bling-worshipping music moguls"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"There is scarcely a minute's worth of believable human behavior on display in G, which builds to a climax as incoherent as it is ludicrous."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
"No green light but the one mistakenly given to start production."
‑ Peter L'Official, Village Voice
"You should never make a movie about boundless, conspicuous wealth on an indie budget."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, The Great Gatsby, adapted as a modern-day morality play in blackface. This fairly-faithful version explores the same themes as its source material, only with a hip-hop spin."
‑ Kam Williams, AALBC.com
"Bottom line: It works even if you've never heard of F. Scott Fitzgerald. But it's twice as much fun if you have."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Fails both as an update of F. Scott Fitzgerald's dissection of American aspirations and class barriers and on its own boorish terms."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"I still thought there were enough good performances, great visuals, and an interesting examination of a lifestyle in a way that we haven't seen a lot of times in movies for me to recommend it."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"We beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the sha-fizzle-dizzle."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Reworking the story with a hip-hop record mogul at its center comes across as little more than a stunt. And not a very good stunt."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Everyone in this movie is getting it on with someone else behind their lover's back, but only the women have to end up suffering for it. Nice, right?"
‑ , E! Online
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