The Constant Gardener
Öga rött, Ett

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
USA / English
"Born 2 the life. True 2 the code. Bad 2 the bone. "
A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.
Jet Li Su
DMX Anthony Fait
Kelly Hu Sona
Anthony Anderson Tommy
Tom Arnold Archie
Mark Dacascos Yao Ling
Gabrielle Union Daria
Michael Jace Odion
Drag-On Miles
Paige Hurd Vanessa
Paolo Seganti Christophe
Richard Trapp Douglas
Ron Yuan Laser Tech
Woon Young Park Bald Enforcer
Johnny Nguyen Ling's Hitman
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Producer: Joel Silver
Writer: John O'Brien,John O'Brien
A reasonably workable action picture is undermined by the inclusion of a stupid little girl and a dedicated daddy motive by DMX.
What could have been a reasonably acceptable action vehicle for Jet Li became completely annoying thanks to the obligatory (and ridiculously lame) inclusion of what I'd call Hollywood's fascination with "family values" and "kiddie cuteness". An R-rated action picture is no place for cutesy, resourceful brats and there's nothing more bland than an action hero straddled with a family or family members in peril. It all reeks with middle-class political correctness and made the DMX character an unnecessary annoyance. Real villains would have made short work of the kid's ears and gotten a little cooperation from that rapper a lot sooner. This one's pathetically wimpy, even with Jet versus the ultimate fighting boys; not having any gratuitous nudity is unforgivable also, especially when you set the audience up for some!

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
Imdb rating: 5.4
Musician: Damon 'Grease' Blackman
Running time: 101 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:37:2