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The perfect crime goes horribly, absurdly awry in this Spanish-language tale of avarice starring Y Tu Mamá También's Diego Luna. Told in real time, Nicotina charts the different paths taken by eight characters over the course of a botched diamond heist masterminded by tech geek Lolo (Luna), Tomson (Jésus Ochoa), and El Nene (Lucas Crespi), each of whom has his own Achilles' heel when it comes to committing crime. For Lolo, it's his incessant, unrequited attraction to his neighbor Andrea (Marta
Aug 20, 2004 Limited
Dec 31, 2007
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A frantic crime thriller that never transcends its influences to arrive anywhere interesting.
I suppose Nicotina is a gimmick film, but it's brought off with such verve it's great fun.
Skitters between dull and forced, this despite the use of split screens, jaunty music and the personable Luna.
While obviously not a unique or uniquely satisfying experience, the film still does the job in a pinch, and looks cool doing it.
Rodríguez keeps the story moving with multiple images, quick zooms and other editing tricks that serve as reminders that Nicotina is not to be taken seriously.
Will have to settle for being known as the Mexican 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag.
The blunt attempts at dark humor merely underscore the film's cynicism...
More like a brisk television pilot for the F/X network (and looking a bit like it, too) than a film -- albeit a pilot for a really, really cool show.
Nicotina feels so comfortably middle-of-the-road...that it makes us ponder the purpose of its very existence and makes the task of reviewing it an absolute redundancy.
After taking way too long to spark its many subplots, "Nicotina" smolders into an addictive romp that is at turns lightweight and grisly
At long last, derivative, ironic Tarantino-esque crime films have made their way to Mexico to mine territory bereft of any fresh material!
The only similarity it bears to the work of Quentin Tarantino is in its propensity for shooting main characters in the head.
We thankfully seem to have exhausted our Tarantino imitators up here, but apparently they're still at work south of the border.
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