Destined (2017)

Simultaneously telling the parallel stories of RaSheed, a rising star in the architectural community, and Sheed, a neighborhood drug dealer, the ambitious drama explores the ideas of destiny and how even the smallest incident can manifest… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 17, 2017
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Basir flubs his big point about fate, choices and paths - that no matter our lives, we face the chance to change for good or bad - by embracing all the clichés he can find, then filming them without nuance or style.

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Kam Williams
Baret News

An amusing idea that runs out of steam not long after the premise is established.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Unfortunately, the two stories add up to less than the sum of their parts, with the intertwining narratives failing to comment on each other in sufficiently resonant fashion.

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André Hereford
Film Journal International

Tracking one life, on two possible paths, the gloomy drama Destined derails into a rut of self-seriousness.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

[Destined is] a film as much about showing audiences our similarities beneath nature/nurture as it is the guilt and regret we carry everyday.

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