Plata quemada (Burnt Money)
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Love and betrayal complicate a robbery gone wrong in this offbeat crime thriller shot in Argentina. Angel (Eduardo Noriega) and El Nene (Leonardo Sbaraglia) are a pair of small-time criminals hired to take part in the robbery of an armored truck organized by mobsters Nando (Carlos Roffe) and Fontana (Ricardo Bartis), who working in cahoots with the driver, El Cuervo (Pablo Echarri). Angel and El Nene are also lovers, and when the robbery goes sour and Angel is shot by the police, El Nene is enraged and opens fire on the officers, turning the heist into a bloodbath. Angel and El Nene somehow… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Those who hang in for the long haul are rewarded with a sexy, moving love story."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"Directed with enough (borrowed) style by Marcelo Pineyro that we barely notice its lack of original ideas."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"A beautifully realized, fevered and smart retelling of an actual robbery that went very amiss back in sixties' Argentina."
‑ Brandon Judell, indieWIRE
"'Burnt Money'=wasted time...a Tarentino ripoff played at half-speed."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"... a tidy, well-acted little gem."
‑ Ted Murphy,
"It's a soap opera strewn with bullet casings."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"With flavorful acting, direction and cinematography, Burnt Money touches on emotions universal to any relationship."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"O ritmo irregular e as gráficas cenas entre os dois protagonistas incomodam um pouco, mas o filme tem seus momentos interessantes."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Piñeyro's solution for every predictable plot advancement and character relationship is a lot of frantic arm-waving, as though to insist, 'But these gangsters are gay!'"
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"A guilty pleasure teeming with enough straight and gay sex, nudity, sweat and violence to please any cult film enthusiast."
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A sexy, intense crime thriller from Argentina."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"The twins -- ragged, cool-eyed and inseparable -- are this movie's swinging stopwatch, mesmerizing the viewer with the fierce back-and-forth of their romance."
‑ Eli Sanders, Seattle Times
"Its highlight comes in a cunning series of cuts that fade between fellatio performed at gunpoint with genuflection at the foot of a crucifix."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Well worth seeing if you have even the slightest interest in guns and sex and the interplay between the two (and who doesn't?)."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"[Piñeyro] carefully builds unreleased sexual tensions, heat, thickness and boredom to make the movie's otherwise slow-moving centerpiece pulsate."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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