In the Mix

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

The irresistibly talented Usher is wasted here.

PG-13 2005 95 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

not rated for age

Based on 1 review

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Trusted reviews? "In The Mix"

Never trust a reviewer who says they are unbiased. Most likely, if you see this film, you were looking for the genre or opposed to it. If you look for it your review is favorable. If not, it's unfavorable. On merit alone, at best, I would say it's simplistic. The most influential person behind the movie wanted to defeat a form of oppression in society by depicting his hero as overcoming it. For those who deny such oppression, this movie will likely disappoint. For those who see the oppression, the movie won't disappoint. The movie is lighthearted except for the violence. If the movie wasn't entertaining, the reviews would not be so visceral because audiences wouldn't care. The oppression exists because I could not find performance numbers via streaming services. There was no strong advertising effort for the film. I had no idea it was released in 2005. There is revealing clothing, sex, but no showing of nudity during sex. There is pre marital sex, after which, the characters get married. There is smoking. There is no glorification of gangs but there is acknowledgement of the fact that gangs exist in black and white communities. Some movies tend to glorify gangs in one community and vilify them in the other. This movie doesn't make that mistake. It vilifies it across the board.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
not rated for age


not for kids

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