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.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
In Too Deep
Hip-hop legend LL Cool J (DEEP BLUE SEA, HALLOWEEN: H2O) is teamed with hot stars Omar Epps (THE WOOD, SCREAM 2) and Nia Long (BOILER ROOM, BIG MOMMA's HOUSE) in a gritty crime drama about a dedicated young cop who goes deep undercover to take down a ruthless gangster! Officer Jeff Cole (Epps) is given a dangerous mission: infiltrate the syndicate of "God" (LL Cool J), the charismatic and deadly crime lord who rules the city's streets! But as Cole sinks deeper and deeper into God's crew, he begins to get in over his head ... until the line that separates his true identity from his street persona begins to disappear! Also featuring Stanley Tucci (SHALL WE DANCE' THE TERMINAL) and Pam Grier (JACKIE BROWN), this action-packed story unfolds with a power you'll find intensely entertaining!