The road to Hell's Kitchen is paved with good intentions in this heartfelt and beautifully photographed drama about young people struggling to make decent lives against a backdrop of poverty and violence. The script resurrects cliches so hoary that all you can do is wince as the endlessly game cast struggles to make them seem plausible. It starts with a robbery: Patty (Johnny Whitworth) is owed money by a local dealer, and goes to get it with his best friend Johnny (Mekhi Phifer) and Hayden (Ryan Slater), the teenage brother of Johnny's girlfriend
Gloria (Angelina Jolie). Gloria waits in the car with Johnny's younger brother, but only Patty comes back; Hayden is dea...