Barrio Wars

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Experience Shakespeare's classic tale of love and tragedy in an entirely new setting as the tale of +Romeo and Juliet plays out against the backdrop of the Latin barrio in this moving crime drama from director Paul Wynne. Despite their status in rival gangs, Plato and Angelina's passion overpowers their gang loyalties, and the forbidden lovers are soon embarking on a dangerous and forbidden romance. When Plato kills Angelina's psychotic brother Rico's friend Santino in revenge for Rico's killing of Plato's sister in a pool-hall brawl, Angelina fakes her own death in hopes that she and Rico can escape to Venice and end the cycle of violence that threatens to consume them. Little do the tragic lovers realize that there is no escaping fate, and wherever they may run to their past is certain to catch up to them.

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  • It's not exactly "Romeo and Juliet," and it's not exactly "West Side Story." It's more like Cheech and Chong's version of "Breakin' 2 Is Electric Boogaloo," with a synthetic hip-hop soundtrack.

    Oct 24, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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