Review: 'End of the Road' underrated
Queen Latifah and Ludacris co-star in "End of the Road," which is streaming on Netflix. Photo from Netflix
Four out of Five Stars
By Jonah Unger
“End of the Road” is a high-octane thriller starring Queen Latifah and Ludacris. This film, now streaming on Netflix, is action packed and also addresses social issues going on in the world today.
The movie is about a family that is forced to move out of state after the passing of their father. The family's matriarch, Brenda (played by Queen Latifah), tries to stay positive during the move, regardless of her children's hatred toward moving.
Brenda decides to bring along her brother Reggie, (played by Ludacris), who is struggling to keep his life together. Along the ride, this family encounters many problems, including racial harassment and a run-in with a dangerous killer.
Brenda is forced to fight to keep her family safe in an unfamiliar area of the world. Although this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout all 89 minutes, there are some scenes that are so over the top it can take the watcher out of it.
These over-the-top scenes would be acceptable if the film wasn’t gritty.
This being said, Queen Latifah's delivery brings the audience right back into the thrilling mayhem that is taking place.
Although IMDb rated it a 4.7/10 and Rotten Tomatoes had it at a 29 percent, this movie is good for what it is. It does not claim to be a masterpiece and for that reason it is a likable movie. This movie deserves a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, especially considering the great acting done by Queen Latifah.