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Gridlock'd

Jazz musicians, and heroin addicts: Spoon and Stretch decide to get clean after their friend and bandmate Cookie overdoses when she tries heroin for the first time. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug dealers and the police.
Keywords:  #Gridlock'd #Thandie Newton #Tim Roth #Tupac Shakur #Vondie Curtis-Hall
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San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The film seems so fresh it's almost possible to forget that it is a fraud in its description of the culture of hard drugs.
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Cincinnati Enquirer
October 17, 2002
Written and directed by actor Vondie Curtis Hall, the film blends savvy and sour-mash humor with bone-deep sadness that recalls predecessors as varied as After Hours and Trainspotting.
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Film4
May 02, 2008
A dark, effective satire about drug addiction that offers laughs as well as savage criticism of the US approach to dealing with users.
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Time Out
February 09, 2006
The film has a fairly uninteresting narrative motor in its thriller subplot, but hits on an edgy black comic tone for Stretch and Spoon's increasingly pained dealings with the unsympathetic representatives of authority.
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Aisle Seat
September 01, 2003
A very underrated film that is also very truthful
Chicago Sun-Times
January 01, 2000
This is grim material, but surprisingly entertaining, and it is more cause to mourn the recent death of Shakur, who gives his best performance as Spoon, a musician who wants to get off drugs.
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Austin Chronicle
June 05, 2005
The late Shakur is especially impressive as the brighter of the duo -- a frazzled but infinitely patient character with a touching faith that somehow, if the pair just keeps plugging away, everything will turn out okay.
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
The movie's appeal lies largely in its capacity for surprise, riffing off tired characters and pooped genres to produce, intermittently at least, a fresh new tone. Call it junkie humour.
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Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Cast against type as the gentler of two musician junkies trying to burrow through the bureaucracy to enter a rehab clinic in Detroit, Shakur has the relaxed screen presence of a young Wesley Snipes and plays perfectly off the delirious Tim Roth.
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Reeling Reviews
May 02, 2008
While not entirely successful, there's enough humor and humanism amid gritty urban locations to recommend Gridlock'd.
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Variety
May 02, 2008
An engaging look at a mangy day in the lives of two junkies trying to kick, Gridlock'd would have been a good mid-level B.O. performer even without the interest surrounding it, due to the recent death of co-star Tupac Shakur.
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