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Music video director Richard Murray makes his feature debut with this hip-hop crime thriller about an ambitious kid caught in the shady underworld of the recording industry. Sam Jones III (Erik Triggs) is a wannabe rap artist working menial jobs at Ill Wax Records by day and sneaking into the studio and laying down some tracks by night. His activities have already attracted the welcome attention of Cheryl (Zo Saldana), a bodacious marketing executive. Meanwhile, the company's villainous president Bobby Starr (Dean Winters) is bullying rap phoneme Prolifik (Nelly) into doing his debut… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Snipes relies too much on a scorchingly plotted dramatic scenario for its own good."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Highly watchable stuff."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"'...Mafia, rap stars and hood rats butt their ugly heads in a regurgitation of cinematic violence that gives brutal birth to an unlikely, but likable, hero.'"
‑ Anita Schmaltz, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"A loud, low-budget and tired formula film that arrives cloaked in the euphemism 'urban drama.'"
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Snipes is both a snore and utter tripe."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"A little judicious editing would have helped a lot, but the talented cast matches the film's ambitions and compensates for its modest budget."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Undone by its overly complicated and derivative screenplay, the glacier-paced direction and the stereotypical characters."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Involving at times, but lapses quite casually into the absurd."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
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