Illegal Tender


Illegal Tender

Critics Consensus

Lackluster acting and a ridiculous plot make the over-the-top Illegal Tender an unrealistic bust.



Total Count: 48


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User Ratings: 5,267
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Movie Info

A Latino teen with a bright future is forced to battle the sins of the past when the thugs who killed his father return to finish off the rest of the family. College student Wilson De Leon, Kr. (Rick Gonzalez) has an adoring girlfriend and a doting mother, but never once has he been compelled to stand up for what he believes in. When gangsters killed Wilson's father, his mother Wanda (Wanda De Jesus) was forced to flee from her home in order to protect her two sons. From that point on, Wanda determined to give her boys the best life possible. Now that past has returned with a vengeance, but Wanda isn't running anymore. As the murderous gangsters attempt to finish the job that they started by killing Wilson's father, mother and son combine their wits to turn the tables on their tormentors and stand their ground. Empire director Franc Reyes writes and directs a thriller produced by John Singleton.

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Critic Reviews for Illegal Tender

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Audience Reviews for Illegal Tender

  • Jun 12, 2011
    Wilson Deleon Jr. (Rick Gonzalez) is the son of a slain drug dealer, whose killers still have every intention of wiping out the rest of the Deleon family 20 plus years later. After his family's location is discovered, Wilson is thrust into a situation in which he must leave his home and adoring girl friend and confront his assailants while learning more about the father he never knew. Wanda De Jesus plays the woman protecting her children who just happens to know how to shoot and will do anything to protect her children. It's finally time to take action and now, they're done running.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2009
    Surprisingly decent. I was gung-ho to see this film because I know so little about Afro-Latin culture, so to see it get its shine in American film was a treat
    Remi L Super Reviewer
  • Oct 28, 2008
    Actually a good film, a little lacking in the acting area at times though.
    Chosen 7 Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2008
    okay action was real cool
    khalvic b Super Reviewer

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