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Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  28 February 2003 (USA)
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A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

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Storyline

When his daughter is kidnapped and held in exchange for priceless diamonds, the leader of a crew of highly skilled urban thieves (DMX) forges an unlikely alliance with a Taiwanese Intelligence officer (Jet Li) to rescue her. Their race against the clock to find the precious stones ultimately unravels a plot to distribute a deadly new weapon of war. Written by PhatBleek

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Born 2 the life. True 2 the code. Bad 2 the bone. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$158,897 (Brazil) (25 July 2003)

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$158,897 (Brazil) (25 July 2003)
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Written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith), Jean Claude Olivier, Samuel Barnes,
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Good for what you would expect.
27 August 2003 | by (?) – See all my reviews

Ive seen a lot of bad reviews for this film and i am sick of these dorks that only give monsters ball and other films of the genre high ratings because of nudity and "good scripts". This is an action movie wit jet Li and it delivers what you would expect. Hell DMX even attempts to use martial arts and his acting is certainly improving as is Jet Li's. Combine Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds and this is what you get. The fights are great (Jet vs the champions of UFC), the comedy is there (Tom Arnold and Anthony Anderson) and the film is certainly entertaining so if you want a mindless film with lots of action this is it. Damn Monsters ball. I give this movie a 8!


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