G (2005)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 16, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Race and class struggles come to the Hamptons in this reworking of The Great Gatsby with a hip-hop flavor. Unfortunately, too many subplots and a lack of believable characters spoil an otherwise novel concept.

Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

Another strikeout, further destroying F. Scott Fitzgerald's film batting average.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

An unpolished but entertaining tragedy filled with outstanding performances and memorable moments.

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Cole Smithey

"G" is a vacuous movie set in attractive locations.

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Peter L'Official
Village Voice

No green light but the one mistakenly given to start production.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

You should never make a movie about boundless, conspicuous wealth on an indie budget.

Kam Williams

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

We beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the sha-fizzle-dizzle.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Fascade Fiveoneeight
A pretty good drama. A lesson is taught about the consequences of dwelling on old flames from the past.