Watch Never Die Alone
- 1 hr 28 min
Never Die Alone is a gritty crime thriller from 2004 directed by Ernest R. Dickerson and starring DMX, David Arquette, and Michael Ealy. The film is based on a novel by Donald Goines and tells the story of King David (DMX), a drug lord who returns to his old neighborhood in search of redemption, only to find himself caught up in a deadly game of revenge.
The film opens with King David driving through the streets of New York City, narrating his life story into a tape recorder. We learn that he is a drug dealer who has made a fortune in the business, but now wants to make amends for his past sins. He decides to write a book about his life and hopes to find a young protÃ©gÃ© to take under his wing.
King David's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with two small-time drug dealers, Paul (Michael Ealy) and Mike (Leon) who are trying to establish themselves in the business. King David sees potential in Paul and takes him under his wing, but things start to go wrong when Mike becomes jealous and starts plotting against them.
Meanwhile, a struggling journalist named Paul (David Arquette) is looking for a big story to revive his career. He hears about King David's return and becomes intrigued by his past. He starts investigating King David's life and soon finds himself in the middle of a dangerous game of revenge.
As the story unfolds, we see King David trying to balance his desire for redemption with his old habits of violence and drug dealing. Paul must navigate a dangerous world of gangsters and criminals to uncover the truth about King David's past. And Paul struggles with his own ethics and morals as he learns more about the people he is investigating.
The film is a dark and gritty portrayal of the world of drug dealing and gang violence. The violence is brutal and unrelenting, but the film also has moments of reflection and introspection. DMX gives a strong performance as King David, bringing a raw intensity to the character that is both charismatic and frightening. David Arquette is also excellent as the conflicted journalist, bringing a sense of vulnerability and empathy to a character who could have easily been painted as a typical "sleazy reporter."
Overall, Never Die Alone is a solid crime thriller that offers a raw and unflinching look at the world of drug dealing and gang violence. The film will not be for everyone, as the violence is intense and the subject matter is dark, but those who appreciate gritty crime dramas will find much to appreciate in this film.
Never Die Alone is a 2004 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 38.