In essence, In the Mix explores the question: Will Usher get offed for sleeping with a white girl?
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
If you asked a gently reared 11-year-old to come up with a movie about gangsters and hip-hop musicians, the result might be something like this...
—Maitland McDonagh TV Guide
...feels like an old-fashioned vehicle picture, the kind the big movie studios used to make in the 1930's and 40's just to bring in the fans of a particular actor or actress.
—Anita Gates New York Times
—Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times
—Kyle Smith New York Post
...has no merit whatsoever.
—Jesse Hassenger filmcritic.com
...aspires only to separate gullible teenyboppers from their allowances.
—Nathan Rabin Onion AV Club
...a resume stuffer for its star, Usher...
—Christopher Orr LA Weekly
...Usher's new flick blows.