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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.

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Critic Reviews for Splinter

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

    Aug 18, 2007 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

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

    Aug 16, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 16, 2007
  • 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.

    Jul 23, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 5, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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?").

    Aug 22, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Splinter

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.

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