Entertainment Weekly - 02/11/2000
"...[LL Cool J] supplies DEEP's flavor....[We owe] thanks to a refreshingly measured script by [Brown and Aaron]..."
Total Film - 08/01/2000
"...LL Cool J brings real fizzle and flair to his [role]..."
New York Times - 08/25/1999
"...The film treats its characters seriously and doesn't resort to the obvious....Mr. Epps plays his role with earnest conviction..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/25/1999
"...Aaron and Brown's script resounds throughout with astringent dialogue and stark authenticity. And Epps makes an impressive, more-than-stolid showing..."
Uncut - 08/01/2000
"IN TOO DEEP is the most thought-provoking and unsettling genre piece since BOYZ IN THE HEAD..."
Detective Jeff Cole (Epps) goes undercover in the hopes of bringing down drug lord Dwayne Gittens, aka GOD (LL Cool J), who has taken control of the neighborhood in which Cole grew up. Cole finds himself more and more involved in the very crime he is trying to stop, risking his career and the life of his girlfriend (Long) in the process. An exciting, fun thriller with strong performances.