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Critic Reviews for Splinter
An explosive, nearly sociopathic perf by Tom Sizemore anchors tyro helmer Michael D. Olmos' Splinter
With its recycled themes and muddled storyline generating a cascade of unanswered questions, the film is more about style than substance.
Cinematographer Bridger Nielson treats every shot as a work of art; you've never seen East L.A. look this gorgeous before. Unfortunately, the actors also seem to have been cast for appearances only.
But the shot du jour (heard and seen daily in every corner of our deadly globe) comes from the bereft mother; her family’s vocational tradition skids to an awful conclusion.
There's some promise in the central idea, but any audience investment it could have generated is done in by the performances either awkward or downright amateurish.
Audience Reviews for Splinter
An alright gangbanger movie that couldv'e been better, but I live by a bunch of gangbangers, so the acting was pretty authentic (considering most of them used to be G's anyways) The big down side is that it gets kinda boring throughout the middle part, when the dude is trying to find his brother's killer and whatnot... but watch the whole thing, cuz the ending's kinda cool.
I like these gang movies cuz it's a fairly interesting world and a lot of good movies of the genre have been made in the past. I wanted to like this also but it came to be a letdown. Below average acting with a disasterous Tom Sizemore doesn't really help a fairly intereresting script. The cinematography was a positive thing with truly great animated opening credits. This one is easily forgotten. Could've been better.
(** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] It almost worked for me but I felt that Sizemore could only carry this film so far.
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