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Destined (2017)




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Simultaneously telling the parallel stories of RaSheed, a rising star in the architectural community, and Sheed, a neighborhood drug dealer, the ambitious drama explores the ideas of destiny and how even the smallest incident can manifest into a life changing event.

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Cory Hardrict
as Rasheed Smith
Hill Harper
as Mayor Jones
Jesse Metcalfe
as Officer Holder / Dylan Holder
Jason Dohring
as Officer Miller / Nathan Miller

Critic Reviews for Destined

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Basir flubs his big point about fate, choices and paths - that no matter our lives, we face the chance to change for good or bad - by embracing all the clichés he can find, then filming them without nuance or style.

November 16, 2017

Unfortunately, the two stories add up to less than the sum of their parts, with the intertwining narratives failing to comment on each other in sufficiently resonant fashion.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

...two halves that don't quite make a compelling whole.

October 1, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Examining the cause and effect of a moment in time...and above all, free will and choice, Qasim Basir delivers Destined, one of the most powerful films of the year.

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

[Destined is] a film as much about showing audiences our similarities beneath nature/nurture as it is the guilt and regret we carry everyday.

November 21, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

An amusing idea that runs out of steam not long after the premise is established.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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