Waist Deep : Movie Review

Condemning the hypocrisy peddled by Waist Deep is virtually pointless, as Vondie Curtis-Hall's urban action-adventure is far too ridiculous to be taken seriously as either rousing melodrama or politically-minded rallying cry. Which is to say, though it denounces street violence while simultaneously glorifying gangsta culture with every tough-guy pose from star Tyrese Gibson and cleavage-baring hoochie strut by female sidekick Meagen Good, the film—from its extreme close-ups during any dialogue to its incoherent shootouts and jiggle-vision slo-mo for Good's entrance—is so incompetent and inane that it wholly fails to outrage or offend.

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Author : Nick Schager