• La Soga
    2 minutes 46 seconds
    Added: Jul 22, 2010

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La Soga (The Butcher's Son) Reviews

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Lisa Rosman
Time Out New York
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Rings painfully familiar.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

August 11, 2010
Sam Adams
AV Club

Even a breaking glass is filmed in slow motion and accompanied by ominous soundtrack pounding -- unless that thud is the movie hammering the same point home again and again.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

August 12, 2010
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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The subgenre's clichéd two-way street of corruption and redemption predictably sees our antihero finding liberation in a childhood sweetheart while facing down the crooked lawman who led him to a life of transgression.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 10, 2010
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

It's nearly impossible to discern crook from cop in the handheld, trigonometric angles and slice-and-dice editing of La Soga.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

August 18, 2010
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

So is this anguished assassin guilty of a Faustian bargain with his chosen profession, or its victim? Maybe only the the satanic carnival Lechones dancing at his doorstep know for sure. Or in other words, the devils made him do it.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

August 10, 2010
Michelle Orange
Movieline

A film loaded with interest that somehow fails to be interesting.

Full Review Source: Movieline

August 13, 2010
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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For some reason, the film, directed by Josh Crook, has a schmaltzy happy ending that's out of step with the rest of the story.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 13, 2010
David Noh
Film Journal International

This emptily callous film tries to be an edgy expose of the Dominican criminal world, but plays more like a particularly juvenile game of shoot-'em-up.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 12, 2010
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

January 31, 2011
Clay Cane
BET.com

Despite its flaws, which are minimal for a movie that doesn't have millions of dollars like the big Hollywood flicks, 'La Soga' keeps the audience engaged right to the last frame. This is a gritty urban drama that transcends language and culture.

Full Review Source: BET.com | Original Score: B

August 11, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A captivating, well-acted, intense and suspenseful thriller that suffers from excessive flashbacks and a contrived romantic subplot.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.02/10

August 13, 2010
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

From 'Shots! Shots! Shots!' to 'Hot! Hot! Hot!'

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 2/4

August 14, 2010
Jerry Portwood
New York Press

The focus could have been refined and made for a simpler tale. As is, it's a thrilling ride -- as long as you don't try to dig too deep into the narrative structure.

Full Review Source: New York Press

August 18, 2010
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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The film's explicit depictions of regional violence have upset some audiences, but there's no denying their impact: those butchered pigs are only the beginning.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 13, 2010
Harvey S. Karten
Rotten Tomatoes

The best movie about a vegetarian butcher that you'll see this year.

Full Review Source: Rotten Tomatoes | Original Score: B+

August 2, 2010
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Although at times the film gets bogged down in psychological murkiness, the relentless pace and brooding charisma of its star overcomes its narrative deficiencies.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 18, 2010
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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