El Chicano Reviews

September 28, 2019
It does have some riveting moments and some very strong acting.
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 2, 2019
"El Chicano" stands as a solidly acted and technically accomplished spectacle, the latter likely the result of Hernandez Bray's time delivering stunt magic behind the scenes as a stunt coordinator.
May 2, 2019
There's a need for a Latino superhero film. "El Chicano" is not it.
May 2, 2019
It's hard to be entertained by the spectacle of brutality when campiness is entirely absent.
May 1, 2019
Mainly a violent police procedural and vigilante drama that succeeds well enough on those terms.
May 1, 2019
Diego... lacks any nuance as a character. He is grim and humorless, like most everything else about this film.