Boricua's Bond
Boricua's Bond (2000)

Latin pop star Frankie Negron makes his acting debut in this streetwise drama. When a white teenager (Val Lik) moves into a Hispanic neighborhood in the South Bronx, he finds himself challenged by a Latino street gang that controls the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: One-sided, too depressing.

Amy Taubin
Village Voice

The film suggests that moon 'n' maul is the standard sexual approach of Latino men to any and every woman.

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Robert Koehler

An interesting, if deeply unbalanced, combo of random shots of South Bronx street life.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Like many first films, Boricua's Bond is wildly uneven.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Amateurish technique by first-time writer-director Val Lik undermines his lofty ambitions.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Mr. Lik was clearly aiming for the hard-hitting authenticity of the music, but his direction lacks the elusive quality of 'flow' crucial to hip-hop and movies alike.

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Steve Simels
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Scenes that might have played believably in the hands of pros here are as laugh-inducing as Laurence Olivier's 'I haff no son!' scene in The Jazz Singer.

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