Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor)
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Taylor Hackford directed this urgent melodrama about the realities of street crime, gangs, and prison life among the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Miklo (Damian Chapa), Paco (Benjamin Bratt) and Cruz (Jesse Borrego) are three friends who are living in the East Los Angeles of 1972 as it is torn apart by violence. When the gang violence hits the three friends, they are affected by their participation in the bitter violence in different ways. Cruz, an artist, becomes crippled, and he sinks deeply into drug addiction. Paco, an accessory to murder, joins the military to avoid jail time, leading to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"When mainstream Hollywood tackles Hispanic-themed movies, such as this one, the results are usually disastrous. Though aiming at creating an authentic Hispanic street epic, the otherwise reliable Hackford has directed a diffues and cliche picture."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Long, ambitious and uneven, but an interesting project."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Flawed and perhaps a tad overlong, but pretty gripping all the same."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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