Motives is a hot, sexy, erotic, urban thriller that centers around a highly educated and successful business tycoon who is married to the quintessential wife. Things go dangerously awry when he engages in an adulterous fli... more »ng. When a violent murder forces police to probe into his situation, they uncover a labyrinth of deception, agendas and motives, where the stakes are enormous and nothing is as it seems. Shemar Moore (The Brothers) and Vivica A. Fox (Ride or Die, Two Can Play That Game).« less
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL Reviewed on 2/22/2016...
I really liked this movies plot. Edge of your seat thriller. Not meant for anyone under age, language, sex and violence.
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(Mr.) N. Sean Wright | Whiteville, NC USA | 02/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was truly surprised at what a good movie "Motives" turned out to be. To be honest, when I rented this film, I expected to find yet another tactless, corny tale of urban extremes. But what a surprise!
I would recommend "Motives" to anyone. This is an engaging movie that you actually don't mind sitting through from start to finish. Of course there is a bevy of beautiful people and heated sensuality, but the acting is no disappointment either. Moore does great and Fox delivers another convincing portrayal of a jilted woman (but this time without going over the top.....well, not so much).
I believe this is a movie that you wouldn't mind seeing more than once. Great suspense and attractive actors certainly help.
This is a great movie for those searching for a nice thriller to add to their movie collection."
"Motives" was AWESOME!!!!!
Julie L. Strother | Woodbridge, VA United States | 03/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS A MUST SEE MOVIE!I went to pick a movie at the video store, and I picked up Motives. This movie should have been at the theatres, it was awesome, the characters were believable, and the storyline was magnificent. This movie would have sold out if it were at the theatre. Shemar Moore and Vivica A. Fox, played there roles perfectly. The way the movie ended will be mind boggling. I was so impressed by this movie, that I just ordered this movie to add to my video/dvd library at home. I e-mailed all of my friends, and told them, that they have to rent/order this movie. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED, THAT I CAN GUARANTEE!!!!"
I'M STILL CRINGING NOW
Niecey | London, England | 08/03/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I cringed, I cringed, I cringed at the weak and disjointed storyline, the bad acting and the bad costume & make-up (for the women especially). Admittedly, my expectations were high due to recommendations, as well as the fact that Vivica Fox (2 Can Play That Game, Soul Food) Co-Produced the movie.
The story could have been so much better if it wasn't so patchy in key areas i.e. the drama in the "opening scene" - which unfortunately didn't follow through in the main story, and the fact that there was no real depth or background to any of the key characters.
There is a host of talent in this film, which again was unfortunately wasted. Sean Blakemore's "love/Hate" relationship with Shemar Moore - could have been explored in greater detail. The "stars" of the movie Vivica Fox and Golden Brooks came across unconvincingly and reminded me of "Sunset Beach" extra's (i.e. watch the scene when Golden Brooks breaks down in front of Shemar Moore). The worst acting came from "Ren n Stimpy" the detectives (Victoria Rowell and Mel Jackson) who were vital to the plot, but whose roles weren't taken seriously enough. However to end on a positive note, the best acting came from supporting cast member Joe Torry, who helped convince me that this was not a comedy. I would have liked to see more of Keisha Knight Pulliam (Cosby Show). "
Robbo103 | Washington, D.C. | 01/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have found Hidden Treasures = black movies that goes straight to DVD. I ordered about ten of them. Some were corny but Motives was excellent. The director/writer/producer reminds me of the Cruel Intentions series but for black people. This movie is excellent and I recommend it."
NO THANKS TO THE PEOPLE HERE..... THE MOVIE WAS GOOD....
J. Jones | Sugar Land, TX United States | 10/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I acutally liked this movie... I read the comments on most of you in here thinking, damn, this movie must not be that good... I bought it and I was blown away...
There is a powerhouse cast in this movie: Shemar Moore, Vivica A. Fox, Golden Brooks (girlfriends), Joe Torry, Keisha Knight Pullam (Cosby show), and rapper Lil' Zane... This is the first black movie I have seen that I liked and had suspense, drama, and was a thriller... and was not a ghetto flick...
Its about betrayal, cheating, and payback... I like movies like this because people think they can getaway with anything... Movies like this show people that you could do whatever you want but you will get caught soon or later...
If you like suspense, drama, and Mrs. VIVICA... then you will love this movie...."