Boricua's Bond (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Boricua's Bond (2000)




Critic Consensus: One-sided, too depressing.

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Latin pop star Frankie Negron makes his acting debut in this streetwise drama. When a white teenager (Val Lik) moves into a Hispanic neighborhood in the South Bronx, he finds himself challenged by a Latino street gang that controls the neighborhood. The outsider soon makes a valuable friend in a boricua from the neighborhood (Negron) who is also a talented artist; as the new kid struggles to get by, his friend tries to get out on the strength of his creative gifts. The feature debut of writer, director, and co-star Lik, Boricua's Bond also features a number of hip-hop artists in its supporting cast, including DMX, Method Man, KRS-One, Stickyfingaz, and the late Big Punisher.more
Rating: R (adult situations)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Val Lik
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On DVD: Jan 23, 2001
USA Home Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for Boricua's Bond

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

An interesting, if deeply unbalanced, combo of random shots of South Bronx street life.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Mr. Lik was clearly aiming for the hard-hitting authenticity of the music, but his direction lacks the elusive quality of 'flow' crucial to hip-hop and movies alike.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

The film suggests that moon 'n' maul is the standard sexual approach of Latino men to any and every woman.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Village Voice
Top Critic

Like many first films, Boricua's Bond is wildly uneven.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

Amateurish technique by first-time writer-director Val Lik undermines his lofty ambitions.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

Scenes that might have played believably in the hands of pros here are as laugh-inducing as Laurence Olivier's 'I haff no son!' scene in The Jazz Singer.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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