Nicotina (2004)



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Movie Info

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.

Rating: R (for violence and language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Martín Salinas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 31, 2007
Box Office: $0.8M
Arenas Entertainment - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Nicotina

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (18)

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

Full Review… | December 10, 2004
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

It feels lightweight and forgettable.

Full Review… | October 8, 2004
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 24, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 24, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 10, 2004
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 26, 2004
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Nicotina

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

Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer


Funny dark comedy from Mexico with unexpected situations.

John Me

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

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