Talento de Barrio
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A misunderstood youth from the streets of Puerto Rico must choose between musical superstardom and underworld notoriety after falling for a beautiful uptown girl whose positive influence causes him to seriously consider giving up a life of crime. Edgar Dinero (Daddy Yankee) was balancing thug life with greater ambitions when he first met the girl of his dreams. In order to prevent the girl from slipping through his fingers, Dinero does his best to prevent her from discovering his true ties to the violent barrio underworld. By day, Dinero slips into the recording studio with dreams of becoming… More
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"As blatant vehicles for rising rappers go, Talento de barrio won't do much to help Puerto Rican hip-hopper Daddy Yankee."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"The violence-laden story, such as it is, is ineptly stitched together; it's unclear who is shooting at whom and why; and the dialogue seldom advances beyond "Yo, dog" and "Whassup?" The soundtrack is the only draw here."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"This is a riches-to-riches story."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
"It's not edgy or tight enough for all its grit and vitality to overcome the familiarity of its material to satisfy more demanding viewers."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A vile, stupid, violent-crime drama that would be laughable if its content weren't so toxic."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
"Violence in cinema has become so prevalent that all of its shock value is lost (at least on this critic), but the underlying story here is pithy still."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee holds his own in his big-screen acting debut, Talento de Barrio. Too bad he's saddled with a generic script, based loosely on his own life."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Just as reggaetón is a fusion of hip-hop, reggae and traditional Puerto Rican rhythms, Talento de Barrio is also a mixture, albeit a woefully derivative one, of 8 Mile, Menace II Society and Carlito's Way."
‑ Monika Fabian, Time Out New York
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