Waist Deep (2006) He gave us Glitter , and yet actor Vondie Curtis Hall is actually a fine director. His underrated debut, 1997's Gridlock'd , was much more… 2006-06-23 R PT97M Action/Adventure Drama Mystery and Thriller Meagan Good Tyrese The Game Kimora Lee Simmons Larenz Tate Rogue Pictures
Movie Review

Waist Deep (2006)

MPAA Rating: R
GRITTIER THAN 'GLITTER' Director Hall adds depth to ''Deep'' (starring Gibson, pictured holding Hunter Hall)
Image credit: Sidney Baldwin
GRITTIER THAN 'GLITTER' Director Hall adds depth to ''Deep'' (starring Gibson, pictured holding Hunter Hall)
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 23, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 97 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Meagan Good and Tyrese; Distributor: Rogue Pictures

He gave us Glitter, and yet actor Vondie Curtis Hall is actually a fine director. His underrated debut, 1997's Gridlock'd, was much more thoughtful than you'd think. Its B-movie stupidities aside, so too is Waist Deep, Curtis Hall's latest. The plot is pure urban fantasy: In an attempt to rescue his son from kidnapping carjackers, an ex-con named O2 (Tyrese Gibson) all but bulldozes through all of L.A. with a hot sidekick (Meagan Good). But Curtis Hall keeps slipping in surprising social and emotional flavorings rarely found in the genre. As long as his next movie's not a Glitter sequel, we're there.

Originally posted Jul 05, 2006 Published in issue #886 Jul 14, 2006 Order article reprints