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Spare Parts (2015)

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SPARE PARTS is a true life story about four Hispanic high school students who form a robotics club under the leadership of their school's newest teacher, Fredi (GEORGE LOPEZ). With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country's reigning robotics champion, MIT. On their journey, they learn not only how to build a robot- they learn to build a bond that will last a lifetime. (c) Pantelion

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Cast

George Lopez
as Fredi Cameron
Esai Morales
as Mr. Santillan
Carlos Peña
as Oscar Vazquez
David Del Rio
as Cristian Arcega
Oscar Gutiérrez
as Luis Arranda
José Julián
as Lorenzo Santillan
Alessandra Rosaldo
as Mrs. Vazquez
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Critic Reviews for Spare Parts

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (14)

Though based on a Wired magazine story, this sticks closely to the formulas of inspirational-teacher and sports-team dramas; distinguishing it from the pack is the fact that all four students who formed the club were undocumented.

Full Review… | January 23, 2015
Chicago Reader
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Sequences and scenes end unceremoniously, everyone in the movie seems to know each other's backstory before they're properly introduced, and mild jokes land with uncertainty.

Full Review… | January 20, 2015
AV Club
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Spare Parts tries too hard to be a based-on-a-true-story, feel-good, crowd-pleasing, triumph-of-the-underdogs movie.

Full Review… | January 17, 2015
ReelViews
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While the appropriately titled "Spare Parts" might feel like it has been assembled from bits and pieces of other inspirational movies, that doesn't mean the fact-based drama is any less effective ...

Full Review… | January 17, 2015
Los Angeles Times
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This blatantly big-hearted product isn't half as vibrant as the original 2005 Wired article on which it's based, and myopically neglects to address Arizona's troubling anti-immigration legislation through even a splash of hindsight.

Full Review… | January 17, 2015
Village Voice
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Despite its clunkier elements, Matsueda's screenplay is alert to details that ground the film in the day-to-day lives of young people who are American in every way but technically.

Full Review… | January 16, 2015
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Spare Parts

Beautifully inspiring and uplifting. Spare Parts is sufficiently coherent with its decent cast and well written script producing a great movie about a real, touching story. I really enjoyed watching this with my family.

Farah Rizq
Farah Rizq
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I thought this movie was brilliant. A great mix of comedy and feel good moments. An overall great movie.

Jonny Campbell
Jonny Campbell

Rating: 84% Spare Parts benefits greatly from a stellar cast, an inspirational premise, and a well-written story.

Mo Brown
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