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Paper Soldiers (2002)

R | | Action, Comedy, Crime | June 2002 (USA)
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Paper Soldiers follows an overeager burglar named Shawn (Kevin Hart) through the ups and downs of his short, stressful career. Already on parole but faced with the power being turned off ... See full summary »

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Shawn
Beanie Sigel ...
Stu
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Himself
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Himself (as Jay-Z)
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Himself
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Tamika
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Mikey O.
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Shawn's Boss
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Joshua Rosen (as Jacob 'The Jewler' Arabo)
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Larry
Harold Cromer ...
Old Man (as Harold 'Stumpy' Cromer)
Mylika Davis ...
Nikko
Derron 'Smokey' Edington ...
Burtie (as Derron 'Smokey' Edington)
Glemny Espinal ...
Stripper #1
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Paper Soldiers follows an overeager burglar named Shawn (Kevin Hart) through the ups and downs of his short, stressful career. Already on parole but faced with the power being turned off and his child forced to eat nothing but cereal, Shawn convinces an older thief (Derrick "Capone" Lee) to train him. He soon finds himself caught between his angry girlfriend (Tiffany Withers), his incompetent would-be-criminal friends, and a neighborhood sociopath with a hair-trigger temper (Beanie Sigel). Written by anthonybarnett10

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Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Was originally written as a drama. Some of the more serious scenes were filmed but cut from the final print. Such as, Shawn's son finding his gun and pointing it at his mother, Shawn crashing during the chase, and another scene with Shawn crying over the turn of events. See more »

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A Waste Of Paper
12 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

You gotta be kidding me. This gives "Homie Movies" a bad name.

Plot: Shawn (Hart) is a petty robber, who wants to make it with the big boys of thieving. But he doesn't have the guts. But he does get into a lot of wacky situations which aren't the least bit funny.

This movie is terrible. They are no laughs at all, every joke is strained, and the delivery is off. I guess when that didn't work, they turned to weak melodrama, which falters immensely. Kevin Hart should not try to be a dramatic actor. He's a poor man's Chris Tucker anyway.

Michael Rapaport is always worth watching, and his cameo is slightly humorous. But the other cameo by Jay-Z looks like a freeze frame. He doesn't say a word.

Damon Dash really should stop directing. First this, then the unwanted sequel to "State Property". Just because he's rich and can get his rapper buddies in his "movies" doesn't mean he should direct them.

If you're looking for a quality African-American flick, watch "Dead Presidents".

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