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Worlds collide when hardened Ku Klux Klansman Leroy Lowe (Tom Sizemore) and Mexican field laborer Emilio (Hector Jimenez) are forced to share a prison cell. The unlikely relationship takes an unexpected turn when the chatty Emilio slowly chips away at Leroy's gruff exterior in writer/director Jesse Baget's offbeat buddy comedy which also stars Stacy Keach, Kevin Farley and Olga Segura. -- (C) Official Site
Jun 1, 2012 Limited
Aug 21, 2012
Cavu Pictures - Official Site
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If you find the moral conversion of a militant lifelong bigot difficult to imagine, try the casting of the burly, fraying Mr. Sizemore as a romantic leading man.
A near complete exercise in mirthlessness and atonal satire, "Cellmates" is a sentence, all right.
A slight but amiable prison-set satire, Cellmates surfs along mostly on the good fortune of its casting and sly peculiarity of its forced-odd-couple premise.
Plodding, unfunny prison comedy in which a white racist shares a cell with a naive young Mexican. Still, it's nice to see Tom Sizemore working.
Bold, witty and hilarious. A slice of comedy heaven. You'll laugh until it hurts.
Broad as the brute force presentation of hot button racial issues are, the players are fully up to attacking it for all they're worth.
Sizemore certainly does his best to elevate the material, but every time the movie threatens to kick into gear, something generic or even sitcom-ish in its degree of cliche derails it.
The real fun here comes from Stacy Keach as a warden who tries (and fails) to instill a mania for potato farming on his highly skeptical prisoners.
The film offers Tom Sizemore the perfect opportunity to prove himself worthy of a comeback. Alas, he fails spectacularly.
A clever comedy filled with satirical humor and perceptive social commentary.
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