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Illegal Tender

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

August 24, 2007

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Franc Reyes

Starring :

Rick Gonzalez, Wanda De Jesus, Dania Ramirez, Tego Calderon, Manny Perez, Gary Perez

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

“..plays like a mash-up of pulp fiction and telenovela..”
by Joe Leydon [Variety]
1 of 4

“..none of the actors has a flesh-and-blood character to play..”
by Pam Grady [Reel.com]
2.5 of 4

“..incessantly but hotly scored..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
1 of 4

“..glossy but empty-headed thriller..”
by Robert Sims [Hollywood.com]
“..an old genre movie with a new look. Call it Hispanixploitation..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [NY Times]
2.5 of 4

“..a solid meat-and-potatoes B-movie with enough personality to spin it in unexpected directions..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
“..a sluggish, talky little gangsta drama..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]

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