Waist Deep
Waist Deep (2006)

To save his son from ruthless gangsters, a streetwise ex-con finds himself coerced into performing a series of crimes in this gritty thriller. Waist Deep features Tyrese Gibson as O2, a young father and recent parolee whose life on the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 23, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2006
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A well-meaning B-movie that suffers from a cliche-ridden script and poorly drawn characters that fail to inspire much sympathy.

David Jenkins
Time Out

From its non-committal title downwards -- we're a bit worse than ankle deep, but not quite neck deep -- the film includes a final shot that is almost surreal in its implausibility. Waist Deep? More like Deep Waste.

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Bill Gallo
Village Voice

For its ever shifting attitudes toward men, women, and murder, Waist Deep is one of the sloppiest movies ever to reach the screen.

Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Would most likely have made for a decent late-night Cinemax staple, but its stabs at higher significance only bring on the giggles.

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

Curtis Hall keeps slipping in surprising social and emotional flavorings rarely found in [this] genre.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Nothing in this story is remotely realistic, and the target audience for urban dramas -- teenage boys -- won't know what to make of its mushy romantic center.

Kam Williams
Awareness Magazine

A waste of time!

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

The Game attempts to exude menace through hardcore forehead-wrinkling and gangsta nose-crinkling, but his efforts are more comic than sinister.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Waist Deep is a hip, hard genre picture that begins well, but quickly gets in over its head.

Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

I saw Bonnie and Clyde. Bonnie and Clyde is a major American movie. Waist Deep, sir, is no Bonnie and Clyde.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
His son. His life. His freedom. He's taking them all back. Very good movie. I enjoyed it alot, It had a good conflict from beginning to end which kept you… More
Drew Smith
God, I can't believe I paid to see this confused mess of a ghetto action movie. It's predictable, cloying, embarrassingly targeted at a certain… More
Alexander Wilson
Really good action romance.Starring Tyrese.
Aaron Neuwirth
Besides the somewhat over-the-top ending, it's a fun ride to watch, with Tyrese particularly turning in a good job.
Lewis C.
Awful movie. The only bright spot was Meagan Good.
Jeff Boam
During Waist Deep's painfully slow climb toward its climax, one of the only white characters (taking a cue from the Wayans Brothers, all Caucasians… More