In the Mix
In the Mix (2005)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 23, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fans may get a kick out of seeing Usher showcasing his charm on screen, but the movie itself is tone deaf and inconsequential, even by rom-com standards.

Tony Wong
Toronto Star

The failure is with a script as ungainly as it is and an oversimplified conception of American-Italian and black cultures.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Played mostly as a drama but utterly devoid of tension, the film mainly comes across as recycled.

Kam Williams

Easily engages the viewer in the same fashion as the best of the romance genre.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

This thing is as formulaically bland as the rest of its Tinseltown kind.

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Anita Gates
New York Times

[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.

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

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.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Usher, who has a squinty charm, is forced to display an infinite polite chivalry that would have shamed Sidney Poitier.

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Robert Koehler

... 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 ...

Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
William Goss
Would be insufferable if it weren't already insignificant.
Laurence Collin
You don't need to see this movie. Really, you don't.
Erin Collins
Another bad one that a friend made me see. It was boring.