Parents' Guide to

Waist Deep

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Fast-paced action drama is for adults only.

Movie R 2006 97 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

i love the move but i want to know what happen at the end of the movie to 02 how did he survive?

i think its a great movie for people who are 17 and up

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Loud, fast, and skillfully assembled, WAIST DEEP follows the model of old school B-movies: It makes social and political points under the guise of a generic action plot. While the plot is overtly ludicrous and extremely violent (nearly every scene leads to a shoot-out, beating, or car chase), it works against a background day-long demonstration, "Save Our Streets."

Scholar Michael Eric Dyson (who recently wrote a book criticizing government responses to Hurricane Katrina, Come Hell or High Water, and here plays a radio commentator) and demonstrators weigh in on the "terror in our streets," brought on by poor education and foster care systems, and lack of funding and security. Even as O2 wreaks all kinds of mayhem to rescue Junior, the point is that none of them should be in this position, where criminals run the local economy and the cops are perceived as enemies.

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