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Boricua's Bond (2000)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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One-sided, too depressing.

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The feature directorial and screenwriting debut of 21-year-old Russian-born, American-bred Val Lik, Boricua's Bond is a harsh portrait of life in one of New York's tougher neighborhoods. Tommy (salsa star Frankie Negron) is a young Puerto Rican painter who is part of a tight circle of friends that include the rowdy Axel (Ramses Ignacio) and Rose (Kaleena Justiniano), a young woman for whom Tommy has obvious affection. His friends are impressed with Tommy's dedication when he sells a canvas for

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Val Lik

Jan 23, 2001

USA Home Entertainment

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

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Like many first films, Boricua's Bond is wildly uneven.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
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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.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
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An interesting, if deeply unbalanced, combo of random shots of South Bronx street life.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Variety
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Amateurish technique by first-time writer-director Val Lik undermines his lofty ambitions.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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