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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
Critics Consensus: A well-meaning B-movie that suffers from a cliche-ridden script and poorly drawn characters that fail to inspire much sympathy.
Sacramento News & Review
January 28, 2019
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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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- Genre:Action, Thriller, Drama
- Release Date:June 23, 2006
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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