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Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 46 (Mar 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Doug Hutchinson, Kimberly Elise, David Paymer, Mike Epps, Robert Pastorelli, Jamie Kennedy & Nester Serrano

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with Jamie Foxx and cast filmographies. The box cites the theatrical trailer and filmmaker profiles, but I couldn

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 18804
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for language, violence and one scene of sensuality.
(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 119
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/23/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Antoine Fuqua
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Small-time crook Alvin Sanders (Foxx) is pleasantly surprised when he is released free and clear from his arrest for stealing shrimp...prawns actually. But when he

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits an excellent picture, with images that are sharp and finely detailed throughout. Colors are stylized with cold blue overtones, but with that in mind, hues are well balanced with deep, solid blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are superb. Edge enhancement is rarely a factor. Occasional fine details shimmer slightly, but distractions make up for a minute portion of the overall image quality. (Suzanne Hodges)

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