Waist Deep

Waist Deep
Waist Deep
  • R
  • 1h 36m
  • 2006
Rotten28%
Common Sense Media Iconage 18+
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Locked and loaded with action, Waist Deep is an explosive thrill ride featuring Tyrese Gibson as O2, an ex-con who's trying to go straight. His life takes a deadly turn when his son gets kidnapped in a carjacking and held for ransom by a ruthless drug lord (The Game). With a street-smart hustler (Meagan Good) as his partner and his shady cousin (Larenz Tate) along for the ride, O2 races through the streets of Los Angeles in a desperate attempt to outsmart rival gangs and save his son.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten28%
Critics Consensus: A well-meaning B-movie that suffers from a cliche-ridden script and poorly drawn characters that fail to inspire much sympathy.
Reviews
BBC.com
Matthew Leyland
Rotten

The worst is saved for last: just when you think the movie has shown the courage of its 'gritty' c...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
David Jenkins
Rotten

From its non-committal title downwards -- we're a bit worse than ankle deep, but not quite neck de...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Gregory Kirschling
Fresh

Curtis Hall keeps slipping in surprising social and emotional flavorings rarely found in [this] ge...

June 21, 2017
AV Club
Nathan Rabin
Rotten

The Game attempts to exude menace through hardcore forehead-wrinkling and gangsta nose-crinkling,...

June 21, 2017
Village Voice
Bill Gallo
Rotten

For its ever shifting attitudes toward men, women, and murder, Waist Deep is one of the sloppiest...

January 28, 2019
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 18+
Common Sense Says
Fast-paced action drama is for adults only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie isn't for kids. It includes frequent and graphic violence, as well as incessant profanity (over 90 "f--k"s, for starters). The film begins with a carjacking that becomes a kidnapping. It includes multiple shoot-outs and car chases, with blood shown. The chief villain first appears chopping off a man's arm with a machete (bloody arm and stump visible). The protagonists break into a home to hide out, rob several banks in one day, and share a brief sex scene (close-ups of limbs and faces). A woman smokes cigarettes, drugs are smoked and dealt, and one character drinks malt liquor from a bottle while driving.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:June 23, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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