Lila & Eve (2015) - Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Charles Stone III
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Shea Whigham
Length: 94 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 5 out of 48 found boring (10.41%)

One-line Reviews (22)

Engaging, Entertaining, and Well Done.

Without a doubt, JLo is stunning in this movie.

But the whole reveal is so pointless and makes TOO much sense for a twist anyway, it doesn't have any affect whatsoever.

Solid Revenge Chick-Flick Starring the ever Intense Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez giving another Workmanlike Performance, an Underrated Actress Lopez usually brings Spunk and believability for aggressive Females Everywhere.

" It's actually kind of boring at times.

It's an entertaining, thought provoking film, which deserves better reviews than the critics are giving it.

Liked it well worth watching it.

Her and Davis seem to fit alright but their characters are so much more intense than what the script gives them credit for.

There were a few slow scenes and the women tracking down of some of the hoods was a little too easy, but overall it was worth watching.

Unfortunately, many elements of the movie are notoriously cliché.

Furthermore, the plot twist it tries to pull is predictable and it could've been more refined or subtle in its delivery.

) Though the fatal drive-by shooting that incites "Lila and Eve's" plan for vengeance has nothing to do with the police, it's the cops' eager willingness to dismiss 18-year-old Stephon's (Aml Ameen) death as just another unsolvable casualty in the drug-turf wars — and by extension his mother's desperate need for justice — that sets the fast-moving plot into motion.

However, Lila & Eve has enough private sentiment to be emotionally engaging even though the cause might not be just.

Lila's (Davis) grief is a pain that no parent should ever experience, and Davis plumbs the depths of that anguish in a stern, electrifying performance that transforms the film into something far beyond a mundane revenge thriller.

Somewhat long in telling and several boring moments don't help this overdone melodrama.

For Lila the justice system is slow and inefficient so she and Eve go out into the streets to find who murdered her son and along the way she just happens to clean up!

Worth watching movie .

Still, it's worth watching for the lead performances, which were excellent, and the climax.

This is a movie that started out with so much promise but began to become repetitive and lose its edge the longer it went on.

Worth watching .

The movie feels a bit slow in the beginning, with the heavy drama, until it picks up about 40 minutes into it.

I do feel Lopez dragged it down.