El Chicano Reviews

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May 14, 2019
Ben Hernandez Bray's "El Chicano" seldom amounts to anything more than a crude prototype for the kind of Latinx-driven superhero movies that Marvel and DC should already be making by now.
May 7, 2019
This is a nasty, brutal little movie, more in the vein of a grindhouse revenge flick than anything else. But it's effectively done...
May 3, 2019
[El Chicano] functions most effectively when it explores the dangers of moral ambiguity.
May 3, 2019
Like in this year's remake of Miss Bala, the Mexicans in this movie are the bad guys, the drug-running cartel members ruining it for the rest of us in the United States.
May 3, 2019
The problem here isn't the fairly apparent budgetary limits - it's the limitations of style and imagination.
May 2, 2019
It's dull and banal, coasting on familiarity from beginning to end. Here, the clichés don't celebrate a reunion. They're at war.
May 13, 2019
The first all-Latino superhero movie is unfortunately an uninspiring B movie.
May 9, 2019
[Director Ben Hernandez] Bray wants the film to be another straightforward superhero empowerment narrative. But he keeps stumbling onto complicated questions he doesn't want to acknowledge or resolve.
May 9, 2019
When your lead actor doesn't seem to be having any fun in an action movie, there's not much left for audiences to cling to. Genre fans will need to look elsewhere for their gunslinger fix.
May 7, 2019
Frenzied, ferocious avenger drama, filled with graphic violence
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