Waist Deep Synopsis
An ex-convict must rescue his son from a vicious criminal following a carjacking.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Sometimes excessiveness and implausibility are virtues in disguise. Movies this enjoyable don't come about by accident.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

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Curtis Hall keeps slipping in surprising social and emotional flavorings rarely found in the genre.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Director Vondie Curtis Hall gives this virtually nonstop crime actioner, set against the mean streets of Los Angeles, pleasing noirish...
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63

Chicago Tribune

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The performances are pretty good--with the exception of the nauseatingly sweet H. Hunter Hall (the son of the director) as Junior and a...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Billed as an action thriller, it plays out as an urban-fairy tale version of "Bonnie and Clyde," with an ending suitable for a Harlequin...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Waist Deep is a cynical excuse for the writer and director (and talented actor) Vondie Curtis-Hall to sock some money away for the kids'...
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38

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A deep waste is more like it.
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38

Miami Herald

By Peter Debruge
With an exciting way out, the audience would have gladly overlooked all the loose ends from earlier in the movie. But the way Hall plays...
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The cast, especially The Game, does a fairly good job with this meager material, but it's like trying to make chateaubriand out of Spam.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Slow-witted and occasionally unintentionally hilarious.
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Good Movie

By 619boy531
This was a good movie. good plot. good actors....

Waist Deep Movie Review

By Spencer27057
70 out of 100 A well-done action drama about a young man father risking everything to find his son in the thoughtful, suspenseful crime thriller....

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Rated R | For strong violence and pervasive language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Fast-paced action drama is for adults only.
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