El Cortez
El Cortez (2006)

An autistic ex-con attempting to readjust to life on the outside finds that the past isn't so easy to escape as he becomes caught in the middle of a deadly triple-cross in director Stephen Purvis' labyrinthine thriller. For five… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 27, 2007
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

A clumsy lump of ponderous pulp fiction with Cooler aspirations.

Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Somehow, El Cortez is stronger than its component parts.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Director Stephen Purvis and writer Chris Haddock never rise above the material's inherent pulpiness, but they keep the twists coming until the very end.

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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times

El Cortez, like so many before it, searches for that nugget in the genre mine but just doesn't find it.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Stick with Hitchcock.

Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly

Every 'twist' is so telegraphed that there's little suspense here.

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Anita Gates
New York Times

Lou Diamond Phillips's character in El Cortez is a Reno hotel desk clerk who suffers from black-and-white flashbacks.

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