Splinter Reviews

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July 23, 2009
But the shot du jour (heard and seen daily in every corner of our deadly globe) comes from the bereft mother; her family’s vocational tradition skids to an awful conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 5, 2007
There's some promise in the central idea, but any audience investment it could have generated is done in by the performances either awkward or downright amateurish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire
August 22, 2007
As for Olmos, he has achieved more than most could have with an often cliched screenplay ("Homies are getting killed every day. It's sad." "Those are our f***en homeboys back there. Why don't you show a little respect?").
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
August 22, 2007
Sizemore's edgy, high-charged performance blasts through Splinter's aesthetic pretensions.
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
August 18, 2007
An explosive, nearly sociopathic perf by Tom Sizemore anchors tyro helmer Michael D. Olmos' Splinter
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Lael Loewenstein
Los Angeles Times
August 16, 2007
With its recycled themes and muddled storyline generating a cascade of unanswered questions, the film is more about style than substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
August 16, 2007
Cinematographer Bridger Nielson treats every shot as a work of art; you've never seen East L.A. look this gorgeous before. Unfortunately, the actors also seem to have been cast for appearances only.
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