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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Between the off-center comic riffs of Tom Arnold and the wildly improbable hair's-breadth escapes, the whole business dissolves into amiable action farce. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Each actor does his own thing for his own audience demographic. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Overall the tone is dark and nasty, exemplified by the inelegant signature kung-fu move of the good guys -- a backward kick to the groin. show more

  • 75
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    This is a ride, a video game, a soundtrack -- unapologetic and clearly labeled as such. It has no middle speed. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    When you pay good money to see an action movie, it's understood that you want it to be action-packed. You do not want it to be action-enhanced or action-flavoured or featuring accents of action. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film itself is on autopilot and overdrive at the same time: It does nothing original, but does it very rapidly. show more

  • 50
    Cary Darling Miami Herald

    Cradle boasts a couple of bravura fight and chase scenes but they're stranded amid the predictable and the pedestrian. show more

  • 38
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Would be a perfectly decent B-action movie if it weren't shipwrecked in the last act by laughably ridiculous plotting and a lazily executed climax. show more

  • 38
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A violent, dumb, offensive mess. show more

  • 38
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    I also wondered how the movie got the title Cradle 2 the Grave. Nobody used the phrase; it didn't apply to any characters; it didn't even turn up in a song. Maybe the filmmakers were saving "Rotten 2 the Core" for the sequel. show more

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