- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2002 1 Jan
Phil Boatwright (The Movie Reporter) writes, "For a film so full of attitude, it has very little to say. Nearly devoid of intelligence, wit, or life-lessons,
The USCCB reviewer calls it "an unimaginative display of silly macho posturing" which "presents an overly familiar story without any fresh angles."
Steven Isaac (Focus on the Family) says, "While one must concede that the ultimate message here is anti-drug and anti-violence, the carnage leading up to that conclusion is so fluid, so macho, so compelling that it's hard to imagine it won't get under the skin of at least a few on-the-edge modern gangster wannabes."
Paul Bicking writes, "A torrent of obscenities, graphic sexual content, and brutal violence should prevent discerning viewers from joining the gangs of
Mainstream critics lined up to offer creative put-downs. "