The chase is on in the wildest manhunt L.A. has ever seen with this arrestingly funny comedy starring Brian Hooks (Bulworth), David Alan Grier (Return to Me), Faizon Love (Friday) and N'Bushe Wright (Blade). Boasting hot n... more »ew music from Tha Eastsidaz featuring Snoop Dogg,Silkk The Shocker and more, this irreverent comedy written and directed by D.J. Pooh (Friday) is hilarious fun! Rob Douglas (Hooks) is a two-time offender with one thing on his mind: getting out of prisonfor good! So on the day of his release, his pal J.J. (De'Aundre Bonds) pickshim up in a smooth new ride to take him home to his girlfriend (Wright). But when the cops stop them on the way, J.J. confesses that his hot new wheels are real hot, and he's not goin' down without afight! Facing his third strike and a 25-year sentence, Rob flees on foottoo bad he gets caught on videotape! With two strikes against him, Rob's got two choices in front of him: clear his name or go directly back to jail!« less
"I guess this is one of those movies that either you get it or you dont. I enjoyed this movie very much, it left me in stitches. I dont know why it got dissed so hard. As for the people complaining about it black exploitation...... get a grip its comedy not a dramma. Its the 2k decade if we cant laugh at ourselves who can we laugh at?!! I think you can sit back with ya girl or chill with ya man and get a good laugh out of this movie. Thats why I give it 5 stars."
jrkirk0 | Down In the Park | 02/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good comedy. It seems some people want to have every black movie be akin to Boyz 'N the Hood or Do the Right Thing. First off, everything does not have to be righteous. This is made to make you laugh. Good performances turned in by Brian Hooks, and the awesome bit part turned in by Earl Stephens, a.k.a. E-40. Oh no, but don't forget Faizon Love. If you're trapped in the the house by bad weather or whatever, pick this up for non-stop laughs."
A waste of two hours... but note the worst waste on earth
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 06/18/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Lesson one: never let the only person at the table neither of you has ever met choose the movie you're going to see that night. Lesson two: "dinner and a movie" these days must, by necessity, have the movie first. You can't plan a dinner to finish just around the time that movies start unless you make it yourself. Once upon a time there was a rapper and his DJ. The DJ had written a movie script, and the rapper wanted to to star in it. It came out about the same time as eighty-seven-and-a-half other movies starring rappers, and there wasn't really much to distinguish it save the presence of an up-and-coming comedian who later went on to superstardom. And I don't know whether Chris Tucker is the reason, or something else, but Friday-- written by Pooh and starring Ice Cube-- became a cult hit. It's still almost impossible to rent, years later, and when it shows up on prime time television, it gets ratings good enough to put it in the top twenty or so for the week. This, of course, makes Pooh think "hey, my movie must be better than the rest of them. Maybe I should try it again." In one month, Pooh has had two movies pop up-- Next Friday, the sequel to Friday, and Three Strikes. Everyone and their brother has already panned the former, so I don't need to add my own thoughts. But I haven't seen any reviews of Three Strikes yet. So I still get to chime in. The story revolves around Robert Duncan (Brian Hooks), a two-time offender who gets out of prison and, thanks to a series of misadventures, finds himself in a shootout over a stolen car. Knowing that he's going to jail for good if the cops think he's involved in some way, he runs, and spends the rest of the movie on the run from the cops while trying to patch things up with his girfriend (N'Bushe Wright), avoid the friends of the car thief/shooter he left in the lurch, and calm his dysfunctional family. The usual misadventures occur that one sees in a movie such as this. And that's the problem with this flick-- it's the usual, the usual, and more of the usual. Some funny stuff, because Pooh really is good at writing comedy, but for the most part a lot of talented comic castmembers fall flat. David Alan Grier, as the primary on the Duncan case, falls flat in almost every scene. Vincent Schiavelli is completely forgettable as Duncan's parole officer, and David Leisure doesn't have enough screen time to really get his shtick into gear. These performances balance out the good stuff-- Wright, Faison Love as the all-too-likable bad guy, and Duncan's deadpan sidekick, played by... uhhhhhh... imdb isn't listing most of the players here. D'oh! In any case, it might be worth a rental. If you're a DJ Pooh completist or just like staring at N'Bushe Wright. Otherwise, ignore it and let it slip into the well-deserved obscurity waiting for it."
I. Abanobi | Orange County, CA USA | 04/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know why people criticize this movie alot. I guess they probably don'tunderstand the movie.It's a comedy which pokes at the LAPD and it's really funny for a low budget movie..."
I actually would give it 3 1/2 stars...
J. Williams | Riverside, CA | 12/02/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie has humor in it, it's not "intelligent" humor, no it's actually pretty low brow. But, that doesn't make it un-funny. Brian Hooks plays his part wonderfully. And George Wallas, as his father, is perfection. This movie wasn't made to be the greatest ghetto comedy ever. People have to high expectations, they need to just enjoy this movie for what it is. A Silly, stupid, "black" comedy. It's good for some chuckles."