In the Mix
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R&B star Usher Raymond plays his first starring role in this story which blends crime with romantic comedy. Darrell (Usher Raymond) is a successful club DJ who one night unexpectedly rescues a woman from a dangerous situation. It turns out the woman in question is the wife of Frank Pacelli (Chazz Palminteri), one of New York City's most powerful mobsters. To show his appreciation, Pacelli gives Darrell a job -- serving as bodyguard for this beautiful daughter, Dolly (Emmanuelle Chriqui). A short-lived romance blooms between Darrell and Dolly, but it isn't long before the couple are… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The failure is with a script as ungainly as it is and an oversimplified conception of American-Italian and black cultures."
‑ Tony Wong, Toronto Star
"Played mostly as a drama but utterly devoid of tension, the film mainly comes across as recycled."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Easily engages the viewer in the same fashion as the best of the romance genre."
‑ Kam Williams,
"It's not exactly atrocious, but it constantly makes you wonder why those involved couldn't find something better to do."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Nothing will save you from the pain of this film."
‑ , E! Online
"This thing is as formulaically bland as the rest of its Tinseltown kind."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"[A] one-dimensional romantic comedy that ... feels like an old-fashioned vehicle picture, the kind the big movie studios used to make in the 1930's and 40's just to bring in the fans of a particular actor or actress."
‑ Anita Gates, New York Times
"With its laughable dramatic sequences and goofy supporting characters, this film is hard to dismiss as entertainment: a camp treat for comics as well as Usher fans."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"People richer than you get paid to come up with this stuff."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
"This movie is for die-hard Usher fans only. And by this I mean teen-age girls, who no doubt will enjoy this."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Usher, who has a squinty charm, is forced to display an infinite polite chivalry that would have shamed Sidney Poitier."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"... pic is never too insulting to the viewer, and works up a fair amount of goodwill by the good graces of Usher's Will Smithian charisma and an extremely attractive filmmaking package ..."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"It's clearly conceived solely as a star vehicle for the ubiquitous Usher and his washboard abs, with plot coherence and originality coming in somewhere lower in the pecking order."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
"In The Mix is not just mixed up, it is muddled."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"Let it be said that as an actor, Usher would probably make a pretty good zither player."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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