Nicotina (2004)

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Set in a sleepy town in Mexico during the course of one day, the tale of Lolo--a computer nerd, ensnared in a diamond heist. When he is caught spying on his attractive neighbor Andrea a chain of events unravel leading to chaos and bloodshed.

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Critic Reviews for Nicotina

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A frantic crime thriller that never transcends its influences to arrive anywhere interesting.

Dec 10, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It feels lightweight and forgettable.

Oct 8, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

I suppose Nicotina is a gimmick film, but it's brought off with such verve it's great fun.

Sep 24, 2004 | Full Review…

Skitters between dull and forced, this despite the use of split screens, jaunty music and the personable Luna.

Sep 24, 2004 | Full Review…

While obviously not a unique or uniquely satisfying experience, the film still does the job in a pinch, and looks cool doing it.

Sep 10, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Rodríguez keeps the story moving with multiple images, quick zooms and other editing tricks that serve as reminders that Nicotina is not to be taken seriously.

Aug 26, 2004 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for Nicotina

Reminded me of Tarantino, in a good way. Overall I thought it was okay.

Marion Ravenwood
Marion Ravenwood

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½

Funny dark comedy from Mexico with unexpected situations.

John Me
John Me

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Another film I watched simply because Diego Luna is in it - and I'm glad I did. A brilliant script that interweaves through several people who's whole lives change through a series of unbelievable coincidences and with the underlying 'anti-smoking' message subtly taking place. Witty, thoughtful and shocking sometimes, this is a highly recommended film. Don't be put off just because it's Spanish.

Joy-Emily Cooper
Joy-Emily Cooper

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