Snipes
Snipes (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 25, 2003
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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Snipes relies too much on a scorchingly plotted dramatic scenario for its own good.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Highly watchable stuff.

Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

'...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.'

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

A loud, low-budget and tired formula film that arrives cloaked in the euphemism 'urban drama.'

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Snipes is both a snore and utter tripe.

Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A little judicious editing would have helped a lot, but the talented cast matches the film's ambitions and compensates for its modest budget.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Undone by its overly complicated and derivative screenplay, the glacier-paced direction and the stereotypical characters.

John Anderson
Newsday

Involving at times, but lapses quite casually into the absurd.

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