Manos Sucias (2015)


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A desperate fisherman and a naive young man embark on a dangerous journey trafficking drugs up the Pacific coast of Colombia. Hidden beneath the waves, they tow a narco-torpedo filled with millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Together they must brave the war-torn region while navigating the growing tension between them.

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

The dialogue is as spare as the story; the richness comes from the performances of stars Cristian James Abvincula and Jarlin Javier Martinez, whose characters shine through their faces before they speak a word.

May 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A tough little movie set in the waters and coastal jungles of Colombia, "Manos Sucias" dashes naive hope with cold, brutal reality.

Apr 24, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Manos sucias culminates with the expected arrival of horrific savagery but not from the direction you were expecting.

Apr 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/4

Though the plot turns aren't necessarily surprising and characterizations a bit facile, Wladyka manages tense moments, particularly a chase on motorized rail cars.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The light is menacing, the mood watchful and the action scenes have a crude, desperate energy that gets the job done.

Apr 2, 2015 | Full Review…

As it dashes up the coast and railroads through the jungle, the film is vigorous in its evocation of place and prickling and insistent with its suspense.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

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