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Reyes has obviously seen Goodfellas 50 or 60 times.
Yes, we're walking those mean streets again. Good thing we're taking a few unanticipated turns.
A yawningly familiar melodrama about an enterprising hustler who's undone by his own ambitions.
This is the most predictable plot twist since The Greatest Story Ever Told. You really know this one is coming and it just ruins the whole movie.
This movie ... doesn't deserve the energy it takes to describe how bad it is.
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I was really disappointed with this one. I really didn't like the writing. First off, the story was way to simple and uninteresting. It had good potential but just didn't deliver. The conclusion was a little to weak. The acting was okay. Mostly only by the main actors and not the supporting cast. But I have seen worse. The directing was okay. Although I did not like the the way the shooting scenes where directed. The production values where okay as well. Nothing special and overall this film is not that great.
Tragic story but the message is pretty clear, crime does not pay
Familiar, yes. Cliched, yes. But the leads make it watchable, even mostly entertaining, with the bulk of that credit going to John Leguizamo.
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