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Set in a sleepy town in Mexico during the course of one day, the tale of Lolo--a computer nerd, ensnared in a diamond heist. When he is caught spying on his attractive neighbor Andrea a chain of events unravel leading to chaos and bloodshed.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A frantic crime thriller that never transcends its influences to arrive anywhere interesting."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Skitters between dull and forced, this despite the use of split screens, jaunty music and the personable Luna."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Will have to settle for being known as the Mexican 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Nicotina feels so comfortably middle-of-the-road...that it makes us ponder the purpose of its very existence and makes the task of reviewing it an absolute redundancy."
‑ Jay Antani, Los Angeles Alternative
"After taking way too long to spark its many subplots, "Nicotina" smolders into an addictive romp that is at turns lightweight and grisly"
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"It feels lightweight and forgettable."
‑ Erik Lundegaard, Seattle Times
"While obviously not a unique or uniquely satisfying experience, the film still does the job in a pinch, and looks cool doing it."
‑ Janice Page, Boston Globe
"The blunt attempts at dark humor merely underscore the film's cynicism..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Clever and entertaining."
‑ Paul Sherman, Boston Herald
"At long last, derivative, ironic Tarantino-esque crime films have made their way to Mexico to mine territory bereft of any fresh material!"
‑ Todd Gilchrist,
"I suppose Nicotina is a gimmick film, but it's brought off with such verve it's great fun."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Rodríguez keeps the story moving with multiple images, quick zooms and other editing tricks that serve as reminders that Nicotina is not to be taken seriously."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"More like a brisk television pilot for the F/X network (and looking a bit like it, too) than a film -- albeit a pilot for a really, really cool show."
‑ Ryan J. Downey, Premiere Magazine
"[A] loud, engagingly frenetic black comedy..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The only similarity it bears to the work of Quentin Tarantino is in its propensity for shooting main characters in the head."
‑ Joshua Tyler,
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