3 STRIKES Add To My Top 10

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Release Date: March 03, 2000

Starring: Brian Hooks, N’Bushe Wright, Faizon Love, David Alan Grier, & D.J. Pooh

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers & adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 85 minutes

Address Comments To:

Frank Mancuso, Chairman & CEO
MGM/UA
2500 Broadway Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-3061
(310) 449-3000

Content:

(Pa, C, LLL, VV, SSS, NN, A, DDD, M) Strong Pagan worldview of criminal avoiding arrest & mild Christian element of seeking restitution outside church; 117 obscenities, 5 profanities, over 34 racial slurs, several sexual references, sexual jokes, & drug references; moderate violence including shooting, police chases, man hits bottle over man’s head, kicking, man kicks dog, & punching; fornication, implied oral sex, stripping, man views sexual screen saver, image of sex toys, & sexual gestures; upper female nudity & sexually revealing clothing; alcohol use; smoking & marijuana use; and, lying, stealing & scatological humor.

Summary:

In baseball, 3 STRIKES means you are out – you have lost. No better title could be given this loser of a movie about an ex-con who doesn’t want three strikes on his criminal record. So completely idiotic, boring, immoral and un-entertaining, this movie should never have gotten to the batter’s box.

Review:

In baseball, 3 STRIKES means you are out – you have lost. Hence, no better title could be given this loser of a movie. So completely idiotic, boring, immoral and un-entertaining, this movie should never have gotten to the batter’s box.

Rob (Brian Hooks) is an African-American male recently released from prison in Los Angeles. He wants to be clean because he knows that if he is caught again for a crime, he could be imprisoned for good. He is picked up by an armed acquaintance, and he gets involved in a chase and a gunfight with the police. Rob is able to escape on foot, but knows he is a wanted man – even though he had nothing to do with the crime. Rob’s girlfriend Juanita (N’Bushe Wright) isn’t at all happy that Rob is in trouble again. Despite plans for fornication, pot smoking, visiting strip clubs, and other immoral activities, Rob must figure out a way to clear his name and not get a third strike.

This movie is filled with all the terrible African-American stereotypes you can imagine – massive uses of racial slurs, pot smoking, crime, sexual talk, and sexual activity. It adds nothing new to the genre, and further drives it into the gutter. In the end, Rob wishes to come clean with the press outside a church, but his faith or the reason for this choice is not explored. Of the few that attended this screening, a few left during the middle of it. Few laughs occurred, and the target audience seems to be sexually active, African-American former criminals. This movie is completely forgettable, and completely bad.

In Brief:

No better title could be given this loser of a movie than 3 STRIKES. Rob is an African-American male recently released from prison. He wants to be clean because he knows he could be imprisoned for good on a third arrest. Outside prison, he is picked up by an armed acquaintance, who gets involved in a gunfight with the police. Rob is able to escape, but knows he is a wanted man – even though he had nothing to do with the crime. Despite plans for fornication, pot smoking and other immoral activities, Rob must figure out a way to clear his name.

This movie is filled with all the terrible stereotypes you can imagine – massive uses of racial slurs, pot smoking, crime, and sexual activity. It adds nothing new to the genre, and further drives it into the gutter. In the end, Rob wishes to come clean with the press outside a church, but his faith is not explored. Of the few that attended this screening, a few left during the middle of it. The target audience seems to be sexually active, African-American former criminals. This movie is completely forgettable, and completely bad.