Chiko Reviews

September 27, 2017
... its uneven blend of social criticism, domestic drama and gangster tragedy illustrates just how difficult it is to capture that distinctive Scarface quality.
August 24, 2009
It's hard to take your eyes off Moschitto's bulldog-like antihero - with his dangerous lips and furtive power plays, he makes Vincent Cassel in Mesrine look like Dale Winton's camper twin.
August 24, 2009
Despite the fresh setting and fine performances, Yildirim's screenplay is just too familiar to really admire. Instead of violent and ruthless Italians, we get violent and ruthless Turks.
August 24, 2009
Chiko's German boss, Moritz Bleibtreu confirms his reputation as one of Europe's most compelling younger film actors.
August 24, 2009
The film has little new to offer but Ozgr Yildirim directs with assurance.
August 24, 2009
Something more than just a thriller - a film as accurate and hard-nosed as it needs to be.
August 21, 2009
Impressive directorial skills, if a trite plotline, are on offer in Turkish-German writer-director zgr Yildirim's occasionally violent debut feature.
August 21, 2009
The feature debut of writer/director zgr Yildirim, Chiko may offer a familiar account of ambition, excess and revenge in the narcotics biz, but it's executed with assurance and acted with force.
August 21, 2009
August 21, 2009
Starts in an impressive, genre-subverting manner but then reverts to type a little towards the end.
August 20, 2009
March 24, 2008
A gentle character sketch gradually makes way for a high-energy tale of loyalty and betrayal that is perhaps rife with clichs but works because Yildirim has established his characters properly.