Splinter (2006)

Splinter (2006)




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Edward James Olmos turns in a supporting performance in this thriller, the feature debut from his son Michael D. Olmos. Enrique Almeida stars as Dreamer, a young man whose memory was severely inhibited in a gang attack that left his older brother dead. Bent on revenge, Dreamer sets out in search of the killers, but soon finds himself in the middle of a case involving a string of brutal gangland murders. Tom Sizemore also stars.
R (for strong violence, language and some drug use)
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Tom Sizemore
as Det. Cunningham
Edward James Olmos
as Capt. Garcia
Resmine Atis
as Det. Gramm
Delilah Cotto
as Vanessa
Diamond Dallas Page
as Det. Stiles
Adam Rodriguez
as Private Martinez
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Critic Reviews for Splinter

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

An explosive, nearly sociopathic perf by Tom Sizemore anchors tyro helmer Michael D. Olmos' Splinter

Full Review… | August 17, 2007
Top Critic

With its recycled themes and muddled storyline generating a cascade of unanswered questions, the film is more about style than substance.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

August 16, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 23, 2009

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.

Full Review… | September 5, 2007

As for Olmos, he has achieved more than most could have with an often cliched screenplay ("Homies are getting killed every day. It's sad." "Those are our f***en homeboys back there. Why don't you show a little respect?").

Full Review… | August 22, 2007
New York Theatre Wire

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.

William Hamm
William Hamm

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.

Jani H
Jani H

Super Reviewer

(** 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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