Once In the Life
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Separated for years, with only a father in common, street-smart brothers 20/20 Mike (Laurence Fishburne) and Torch (Titus Welliver) retreat to an abandoned New York building in the aftermath of a drug heist gone sour. But when Mike summons his former partner Tony the Tiger to help the brothers out of a jam, a three-way confrontation erupts, testing the bonds of loyalty, brotherhood and love.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 25
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 18
- Average Rating: 4.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Without a coherent story to hold our attention, the mood of somber, lower-depths desperation soon becomes monotonous.
Rotten: Despite numerous cutaways to juice things up, a movie that once moved becomes static and verbal in the stretch.
Rotten: Serves only to demonstrate that Fishburne, a talented, inventive actor, is, unfortunately, not ready to write and direct motion pictures.
Rotten: While the line-readings are often dead-on, Fishburne's movie suffers from the usual one-room claustrophobia and Mametian repetitions.