American Me
American Me (1992)

In this crime saga, Edward James Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison ruled over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, Santana intends to lead a peaceful, crime-free… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The film's intent to serve as a cautionary tale is admirable, but Olmos acts better than he directs, and the film is shapeless and disjointed. .

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Worth seeing for Olmos' performance alone.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
This one could have easily been titled <i>Mexican-American History X</i>. It's a little less polished but every bit as captivating.
Aaron Neuwirth
Montoya Santana: I'm sorry to hear about Neto. Yolanda: I don't know what to say to you. Montoya Santana: Whatever, you know. Yolanda: You're… More
El Hombre Invisible
Gut-wrenching, brutal, and powerful, American Me is not enjoyable in the conventional sense, but stands out as one of the most impressive purely dramatic… More
Caesar Mendez
"You're like two people" we hear a voice say in American Me and that line applies to the film itself. One half prison film on Montoya Santana… More
Cassandra Maples
"American Me" is arguably the most significant film not discussed in the same breath with crime epics such as "The Godfather." It was… More
Remi Logan
I saw this super-violent, hyper-sexual movie when I was a sophomore in high school. I still don't see what it has to do with Sex Education other than… More