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|Waist Deep |
Actors: Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate, Shawn Parr, Henry Hunter Hall
Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
A recently paroled convict tries to turn his life around but is forced back to the streets after his son is kidnapped by a drug lord. Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure Rating: R Release Date: 8-JAN-2008 Media Type: DVD
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Raymond D. (Draco) from INDEPENDENCE, OR
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One of the best of this style of movie I have seen. definitely five stars.
Georgia Peach | Albany, GA United States | 07/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tyrese had a strong love for his son and would do anything to keep that promise. It was a great action movie and kept me on the edge of my seat. Also, Meagan Good was a strong supporting actress and had great chemistry with Tyrese. They were a perfect match in the thriller. It had a great ending. This would be a great moive to add to your collection."
Predictable But I Enjoyed It Start To Finish
Dorrie Wheeler | 10/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tyrese Gibson and Meagan Goode heat up the big screen in the movie Waist Deep which arrives on DVD on October 10th. The movie arrived in theaters this summer and was well received. In the film, Tyrese stars as a O2 working class single father living in South Central Los Angeles. Early in the film he is the victim of a violent car jacking. Even worse his son is in the backseat of the car. A gun battle soon ensues and Tyrese finds himself on a mission to rescue his son from the hands of a dangerous street thug named Big Meat. On top of that the word on the street is that O2 has a huge stash of money hid away and Big Meat is holding his son for $100,000 cash and O2 has one day to deliver. On the street, O2 runs into a beautiful street hustler named Coco portrayed by actress Meagan Goode. After suspecting her of setting him up, he turns around and enlists her services to help him raise the ransom money. The two go on a crime spree like a urban Bonnie & Clyde hitting up hustlers and robbing bank safe deposit boxes, O2 even leaves a few bodies along the way. The city is also in the midst of a anti-gang violence protests.
Waist Deep is a really good film that I enjoyed. It's a bit hard to believe that after such a big crime spree that O2 and his partner in crime manage to not have police heat hot on their trail. They make crime look so easy. Rapper The Game gives a convincing performance as gangster Big Meat and Larenz Tate also stars as O2's crooked cousin Lucky. In many ways it reminded me of a 2006 version of Set It Off. The crime duo get so "waste deep" in their crime syndicate there is no turning back. I must confess though that the end is a little bit predictable.
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They Should've Just Given The Kid Back
Keith A. Jones | Philadelphia PA | 10/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Waist Deep didn't really surprise me and at the same time I was still very impressed. I think Tyrese is a very underrated actor because he did a solid job in Baby Boy but never got the recognition he deserved. Tyrese is also lucky to get roles playing characters that are based on a California lifestyle, one he has seen before growing up in Watts. Though Waist Deep may seem like the same old same movie it's really not because it's full of talent with these young stars. I knew Tyrese would be ok and play his role perfect and of coarse Larenz Tate would play his character fine but I wasn't so sure about Game and Megan Good. Game was actually a pretty good villain but besides his scarred eye he doesn't stick out as much but he gets the job done. People were probably thinking his character would be over the top just because he is a famous rapper but the director didn't go that route. Megan Good was a nice support to Tyrese and she shows that she's an actress and not just eye candy.
Yes the background story for Waist Deep may sound like you've heard it before. O2's (Tyrese Gibson) child gets abducted in a carjacking and he goes back to some old tricks to rescue him. What makes everything worse is that this man just got out of prison and he has two strikes and I don't think that he'll get away with murdering two men even though they just kidnapped his child. O2 is informed by his cousin Lucky (Larenz Tate) that the kidnapping was no coincidence. I had some trouble trusting his cousin though because the entire time he seemed like he was up to no good. Meat (Game) is basically running everything and used to be O2's partner in crime and heard that he stashed some money away before he left for prison and he is willing to trade the kid for the cash. Now O2 has to get $100,000 in a short amount of time or his son's life is over.
There's a little bit of love between Tyrese and Megan's characters but you see it bloom into something bigger and anytime you have a movie where a man cares about his child's life and is willing to do anything to get him back is a must see. Every actor plays their character well and even takes it to a higher level and good job by Game for showing he has some talent without trying to takeover the entire movie. The action was just enough to keep the movie from getting boring. One or two things blow up and there are a few shootouts and a high-speed car chase. I don't think the previews mislead you into thinking it's action packed but it's not. Waist Deep uses very little time to tell a story and it completes its goal and more, I give it five stars because it deserves it on all levels and I hope Tyrese continues being a good actor and eventually excels something bigger."