The Stream: Too many things to mention in here
The Big Screen: The movie is filmed well with a couple gruesome scenes?
The Final Bill: Star power can’t save this movie from its destiny at the bottom of Netflix and ultimately Tubi– S2S: Movie Review
Director: Millicent Shelton
Writers: Christopher J. Moore (screenplay by), David Loughery (screenplay by)
Stars: Queen Latifah, Ludacris, Mychala Lee
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Rating: R (for some strong/bloody violence, drug use, sexual content, and language)
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Production Companies: 42, Edmonds Entertainment, Flavor Unit Entertainment
Platform: Netflix released September 9, 2022
Notable Trailers: Last Seen Alive, Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester, Jumping from High Places, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, Togo, Luckiest Girl Alive, The Nutty Boy, The Curse of Bridge Hollow, The School for Good and Evil, The Stranger, The Chalk Line, Blade of the 47 Ronin, The Good Nurse,
We’re sorry about this Streamers but sometimes we watch bad movies. What a lead in?! Yes, this weekend we watched End of the Road. This is that Netflix movie starring The Queen Latifah and ya boy Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, which you probably had hoped was good. Oh, you’re interested in the flick now? Well, let me quell those feelings. End of the Road is supposed to be a high-octane action thriller about a family making a cross-country road trip. They find themselves in the middle of the New Mexico desert when unexpected events lead them to have to fight for their lives, outrun and outsmart a mysterious killer. Sounds good right?! Well…
The real problem with this movie is it feels all over the place. We know where it’s going, but the beginning feels like a set up for one movie and then random racist things happen and it’s like why? Then, after watching the movie, those racist things had nothing to do with the story at all… so why didn’t they just cut them out. Then we have a random pillow fight, random racist trailer park Burning Man… just to say the least. The movie feels disjointed but also predictable at every point even down to the twist of the movie. You’ll see it coming from a mile away. I mean legitimately the writing in this movie telegraphs every twist and turn. It quite unreal for such a short movie.
Let’s look on the brighter side. You know what, as far as a road trip family movie goes… the casting is pretty solid. Queen, Ludacris, and the kids all play their parts well – not great but well enough for each character’s role to feel about right for the movie. Yes, they do things that don’t make sense and some of the acting is a bit corny but that’s ok. Also, for a thriller there is some anxiety but it’s just not thrilling; however, there are a couple action sequences that have some gruesome details that in a way are worth watching – not as a whole but individually are the most interesting parts of the movie.
Straight to the point with this one, End of the Road is a watchable mess. The storyline/plot is predictable, unoriginal and disjointed. The cinematography is clear but weirdly placed effects in the nighttime scenes. The actors while pretty believable as a family still fail to make this movie worthy of your prime time. This is a single popped kernel at best. This is one of those Tubi Movies that you didn’t know was made but after you’ve become desperate not finding anything to watch on the prime streaming services you land on the random film with some star power.