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It's not a comedy...or a good movie
on March 18, 2010
The previews and Amazon description of this movie suggest that this is a comedy, and that the stars are Donald Faison and Mos Def. I wish. Although Faison's character is responsible for setting the sequence of events in motion, he's definitely not a main character. This is really a Mike Epps movie. As for Mos Def, it seems like the director wanted him in the movie but didn't have a part for him to play. So although Def is featured prominently in the previews, his character is inconsequential and he's on screen for less than 10 minutes.
As for the movie itself, while there are some jokes, there aren't enough to make it a comedy. And as a crime drama, the plot is obvious, boring, and predictable. In fact, if you saw the extended preview, that actually is the entire movie--including the best jokes and the climax.
Take a pass on this movie that couldn't decide if it wanted to be a comedy or a crime drama and ended up doing nothing well.