Released September 8th, 2017, 'True to the Game' stars , , , The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 48 min, and received a score of out of 100 on Metacritic, which put together reviews from experienced critics. An exponentially higher budget and a more experienced cast would have placed this film at the top. I think he nailed it. Even if you haven't read the book by Author Terri Woods you will enjoy this Urban Drama. Based on the novel by Teri Woods, True To The Game follows an unlikely romance between Gena Rollins Erica Peeples a bright young college student and Quadir Richards Columbus Short , an up-and-coming drug dealer. As Quadir's love for Gena grows, he is forced to choose between love and money as he tries to escape the streets for a better life.
The film also stars Vivica A. The movie isn't worth purchasing on demand. I haven't read the book to True to the Game, but I feel the movie gives me the feeling I'm not missing much at all. At the beginning of the movie, Short rambled too much and at one point I wondered if he was speaking English. I would love to see it continue with the major escrow this one needed, maybe even scrapped and remade from scratch. Willing to risk it all, Gena and Quadir are determined to start a new life together leaving the game. What's the number to the refund hot line? She was a real rider who was willing to risk it all for the sake of staying true to the game.
Jarell had some off moments, but I think his character was well-played and added the nemesis-type flair to keep it interesting. The special effects, to the extent they could be called that, seemed to be from the 70s, as the film is very low budget and wrought with cheap, almost invisible action scenes. Interested in knowing what the movie's about? As Quadir's love for Gena grows, he is forced to choose between love and money as he tries to escape the streets for a better life. The movie plot and story line are so nonsensical, and hilariously unconvincing, it's hard to imagine anyone but amateurs put any work into this film. This is how Gena got initiated into the game. To make matters worst, the novel was amazingly well done and seemed hard to mess up.
I'll never be able to explain what keeps me coming back to urban dramas even when I've expressed my occasional distaste for many. Things I liked: Colombus Short surprisingly portrayed Quadir better than I initially thought he would. Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of the movie is that it is so unbelievably boring, you're left thinking it has to get better and it actually gets worst until the credits appear. While some may agree that Vivica A. Things I didn't like: Gena is quite lovely as I imagined but her acting was sub-par at best, as was 95% of the cast! I saw it last night at a theater in Vegas and I must say, it was good. Fox, Draya Michele, Andra Fuller and the late Nelsan Ellis.
Manny Halley, who is a big fan of Teri Woods work, decided to formulate a partnership with this successful author to turn this classic novel into an exclusive movie. Now, before we get into the nitty-gritty of how you can watch 'True to the Game' right now, here are some particulars about the At Eaze Music Group, Imani Motion Pictures drama flick. Yearning to watch '' in the comfort of your own home? He began to have thoughts of stepping out of the game after falling for Gina Erica Peeples and receiving threats from others taking over his position. Her character was forced and she added no value to the movie in my opinion, just like Shirell. Willing to risk it all, Gena and Quadir are determined to start a new life together leaving the game. Fox Draya Michele Nelsan Ellis Andra Fuller Malcolm D. With all that said I was still captivated and intrigued enough to watch it to the end.
Quadir has trouble balancing his street life and his newfound love, while Gena finally gives in to Quadir despite her initial reservations. Rasun, Qua's other righthand, was absolutely unconvincing. There's one scene in particular near the end of the film, that's supposed to be a emotional moment, but is so rushed like the rest of the film and the rest of the film slogs even further down a hole it can't crawl out of. The clothing choice for the men was on point and stayed true to how I imagined them to look, based on the book. It is boring to continue to see the same faces in movies. The movie was entertaining, bling bling, message throughout typical because you know, to live that kind of life, it's going to end the way it did probably even worse.
Maybe it comes from the hope that as the years go by, there will be one urban drama that shakes up the genre and challenges old concepts and writing. She has no acting ability at all. Very few urban fiction books make it to main stream movie theaters and this one was a pleasure to sit back and watch. Popping with color, especially in the club scenes and Short's wardrobe was fantastic. Columbus Short and Erica Peeples play their roles exceptionally well as with Andra Fuller and the on screen chemistry was great. Draya, Shirell, could've been left out of the movie altogether. While the movie does have some occasionally nice lighting, it's not long till almost every scenery looks artificial to the eye.
Not a bad film at all but only a familiar urban drama storyline. I could watch this movie again. The story line was shoddy and did not depict the book as it should. The editing is even stranger, when it almost immediately changes scenes after someone is shot or a short time to react from a shooting. Those are major components off the top of my head. This movie should have never been released unless it was on YouTube.
Aubrey was not in the books at all. I like this movie and it inspires me to remain focused on my own book to movie film project. We need stories like yours on the big screen! True To The Game has been one of the most talked about novels back when African American street stories became popular. I would recommend waiting for Netflix as it's not going to last in theaters much longer. However there are films like True to the Game that makes me believe the genre has gotten too comfortable. Qua's right hand man, Tyriq, was very convincing.
It is set to premiere in theaters September 8th. Fox , Malcolm David Kelley , Erica Peeples , Nelsan Ellis , Andra Fuller , Nikki Leigh , Draya Michele , Starletta DuPois , Annika Noelle , Lisa Renee Pitts , Lorenzo Eduardo , Iyana Halley , Ricky Wang , Gregory Hinds , Paul Saucido , Misan Akuya , Quincy Smith , Manny Halley Jr. It's your typical run of the mill urban drama and no plot point or actor can elevate the material past that. True to the Game True to the Game is a 2019 English Film stars Preston A. Read on for a listing of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription alternatives - along with the availability of 'True to the Game' on each platform.