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From acclaimed producer John Singleton (Hustle and Flow, Four Brothers) comes an intense, action-packed thriller about a family's quest for honor and revenge. College student Wilson De Leon, Jr. (Rick Gonzalez, Coach Carter, TV's Reaper) never stood up for himself until the gangsters who killed his father came to settle a score. In a gripping, adrenaline-pumping showdown, Wilson and his mother (Wanda De Jesus, TV's CSI: Miami) decide to settle that score on their own terms in order to protect the people they love. Dania Ramirez (TV's Heroes, X-Men) and reggaeton star Tego Calderon co-star in this hard-hitting film loaded with gripping action and unbeatable suspense.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 49
- Fresh: 8
- Rotten: 41
- Average Rating: 4.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: An entertaining genre piece boasting a terrifically sinewy lead performance from Wanda De Jesus.
Rotten: It's helpful if you walk in with the expectation that it is a genre picture -- not a parody, not camp, but a loving homage to gangster movies of the 1980s like Scarface.
Rotten: Potentially compelling questions of ethnicity, privilege and societal inequities lurk in the background, but instead of addressing them, the film flounders in melodrama.
Rotten: Plenty of movies have combined a blazing-guns revenge story with a family dynamics drama, but Illegal Tender never gets the mixture right, lurching between bullet-happy shootouts and overwrought domestic content.
I though this was one if the best movies ever. ally he haters aren't puerto rican so wouldn't kno. haha. but anyway this is a very very good movie. worth watching.
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to the hateerrsss
that was retarted and inconsiderate to say , i think this movie has max potiential i really like it , it specifies my puerto rican culture, i love it . haterrrssss !
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