Cradle 2 the Grave: Claudette Barius
Michael Sauter
August 26, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Cradle 2 the Grave

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
100 minutes
Wide Release Date
02/28/03
performer
DMX, Jet Li, Anthony Anderson, Tom Arnold, Mark Dacascos, Kelly Hu, Gabrielle Union
director
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Producer
Joel Silver
distributor
Warner Bros.
author
Channing Gibson
genre
Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure

We gave it a C-

For a guy who was supposed to be the next big martial-arts action hero, Jet Li has certainly settled for some shaky vehicles. And he’s hit a new low with his latest, Cradle 2 the Grave, in which he plays a Taiwanese cop who teams with an L.A. jewel thief (DMX) to recover some priceless black diamonds. The plotline gets lost along the way, but the movie’s real problem is its action. Hamstrung by poorly staged (and indifferently edited) fight sequences, the usually airborne acrobat comes off as just another B-movie martial-arts star. That’s not what the studios — or we — are paying for. EXTRAS Two separate making-of docs discuss the elaborate lengths to which the production team went to ensure great fight scenes. Oops.

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