Snipes (2001)

Sam Jones III, Nelly, Zoe Saldana, Dean Winters,
Erik is an ambitious teenager who spends more time posting fliers for his favorite rapper, Prolifik, than sitting in the classroom. When he and his best friend stumble across a dead body one night, they trigger a series of tragic ...
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6 / 10

A surprising urban hit

Now this isn't one of the great thrillers of our time, but it is one of the best of the year. It's smart and fascinating, surprise-a-minute crime film that's held together with a great line of unknown talent. Even pop-rap superstar Nelly, (the main bill on the box art) did a wonderful job as a cocky and arrogant, yet undeniably talented rap artist.

In comparison with Black-urban action flicks, this is almost right up there with Hype Williams overlooked masterpiece, Belly. In fact, in comparison with most rap-movies (ex: anything by Master P, or Dame Dash) this is Oscar worthy (in comparison, of course).

From begining to end, this cause-and-effect thriller will hold you onto the edge of your seat and let go of you with a sharp blast to the frontal head.

9 / 10

Underrated classic!

To me Snipes has one of the best plots I've seen in a movie. The action never stops and you can never once guess what will happen next. There is always another twist. Dean Winters is a great evil villain and he really makes you hate him. Zoe Saldana is gorgeous as always and a very good actress. Seeing Nelly in it was interesting but he played a part anyone could of played so I'm pretty impartial to his performance. Not bad but not amazing. This is a movie that never gets talked about or anything, and I'm surprised. It's one of my favorites and I recommend it to anyone who likes thrillers, gangster movies, crime dramas, and even rap movies.

10 / 10

Excellent cooooool thriller

Finally a thriller with a twist after twist. Rap and hip-hop provide more than background music, they're central to the theme. Smart script and excellent thriller overall. 'Nelly' is certainly more than a rapper. He's is star on the big screen too.

10 / 10

Great Movie!!

This is one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. It explains how hard life can be when u hit the big time and also talks about what would happen if a fan was in a situation when he had to kill his idol? Nelly was amazing in this movie, proving that he can rap but he is an amazing actor as well. I think this movie was also a very touching story(especially at the end of the movie). To tell u the truth I was crying, I not going to lie. Also ladies, if u wanna see a bunch of hot guyz then this is the best movie for u. It of course has Nelly in it and a bunch of other hot playaz. There is something for the men too. There is a woman in the movie , Cheryl, acted by Zoe Saldana. She looks good for all them men.lol.Well if u want to see a hot movie that is a drama, action, and a love story, this is the movie for u to see.

10 / 10

A Great Film

OMG, I LOVED this movie!!!!! I happen to catch it on VH1 last night and I stayed up until 1:30am to make sure I saw the end of it. At first I was somewhat skeptical about how good it would be, but as the movie went on, it just got better and better and I knew that I had to watch the whole thing. I plan on finding it on DVD soon so that I can let all my friends see it. I don't want to give away the plot to people who hasn't seen it, but I will say that this is a wonderful, well-acted, never boring movie. I loved the actor who plated Erik, he has talent and I hope to see him in more movies. So if you can, please see this movie. But beware there is a lot of violence, but not so much that you can't enjoy it.