Chiko Reviews

August 24, 2009
This is frankly pretty cliched stuff.
August 24, 2009
Never does the plot deviate from its almost pre-ordained course and as we witness the rise and fall of Chiko not once is there a surprise in store to ramp up the interest.
August 21, 2009
The final scenes simply lack the necessary weight to turn Chiko into something profound, affecting, or entirely memorable.
August 21, 2009
The handsomely grungy photography, the moments of grislier-than-usual violence and the producing participation of film-maker Fatih Akin fail to rescue this moody thug epic from being a cross-Channel cousin to the UK's mod gangster genre.
August 21, 2009
Too much of its urban grit seems in thrall to American precedents.
August 18, 2009
In zgr Yildirim's vibrant thriller, the exigencies of genre clash with the realities of Germany's urban multiculturalism - but a bland central performance, and a paucity of surprises, hinder its rise to the top of the drug-movie hierarchy.
November 8, 2008
Pathiasmeno kai filotimo skinothetiko ntempoyto, poy pashei ap' oles tis astheneies ton ntempoyton: filodoksies poy den kalyptontai ap' tis senariakes baseis kai tis skinothetikes ikanotites toy dimioyrgoy