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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Tim Roth
Tupac Shakur
Thandie Newton
Directors
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Screenwriters
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Running Time
91 minutes

Gridlock'd
Bureaucracy and a gangster make it difficult for two jazz playing junkies to kick their habit.


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Plot
Spoon (Shakur) and Stretch (Roth) are junkies, and avant-jazz musicians who haven't yet sold their instruments. Their singer Cookie (Newton) ODs at New Year's Eve, remains comatose, and the pair decide to kick there and then - but beurocracy and gansters aren't going to make it easy.


Verdict
Ultimately too slight, Gridlock'd is nonetheless a sharp movie, albeit one forever tainted by the untimely death of its charismatic lead.


Reviewed by Bob McCabe

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