Sangre De Mi Sangre
Sangre De Mi Sangre (2007)

Writer/director Christopher Zalla authored and helms the contemporary post-noir thriller Blood of My Blood. The film concerns Juan, a ruthless and conniving ex-career criminal who tries to escape his past by hopping a truck transporting… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 16, 2008
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78%
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77%

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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This suspenseful Mexican drama portrays the immigrant experience with grit and poignancy.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Christopher Zalla, a graduate of the film program at Columbia University, makes an impressive debut with this suspense feature about illegal immigrants and stolen identity.

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Tasha Robinson
Chicago Tribune

[Director Christopher] Zalla keeps the tension high through a taut story rather than through manipulative, obtrusive thriller direction.

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

Eventually, of course, all the characters will have to collide for a final reckoning, but that moment strains credulity to the breaking point and sabotages the entire enterprise

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

[Director Christopher] Zalla may have provided his characters with a overly constructed tragedy, but his eye for city life and his seeming gift with actors promises astute, generous work to come.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Plot flaws and all, we can be glad that the picture was made -- because of its acting.

Stan Hall
Oregonian

It's the relationships between the characters, layered and emotional, that saves Sangre from itself.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Stumbles through a maddening screenplay but nevertheless generates true emotional energy.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Shot mainly in New York's meanest, murkiest streets, Sangre de Mi Sangre, is intricately and imaginatively structured, building to a powerful climax of complex irony.

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Brian Tallerico
The Deadbolt

There's nothing easy about Christopher Zalla's very good film, a story that will get under your skin in its depiction of the dark underbelly of the American dream.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
After his identity is stolen, a Mexican immigrant struggles to find his long-lost father. Telling a story from the perspective of Mexican immigrants and the… More
Stephen Earnest
"Sangre de mi sangre" is so open-ended and it leaves so many questions unanswered that anyone who watches it is guaranteed to feel unsatisfied after… More
Japes .
This was a good movie, but pretty unsatisfying. The movie is basically about how Juan (an illegal immigrant) goes to New York and steals the belongings of… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castańeda
I hate when Americans do this type of movies and try to label them "Mexican", especially when it's such crap. An immigrant movie in which is… More