American Me
American Me (1992)

Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 13, 1992
DVD Release Date: January 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

The film's intent to serve as a cautionary tale is admirable, but Olmos acts better than he directs, and the film is shapeless and disjointed. .

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Scott Weinberg

Worth seeing for Olmos' performance alone.

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Eugene Bernabe
Although there's a stumble on a believable performance from the supporting cast and transitions, the film is an intimidating and pulse-pounding force of… More
Cassandra Maples
"American Me" is arguably the most significant film not discussed in the same breath with crime epics such as "The Godfather." It was… More
Randy Tippy
This one could have easily been titled <i>Mexican-American History X</i>. It's a little less polished but every bit as captivating.
Aaron Neuwirth
Montoya Santana: I'm sorry to hear about Neto. Yolanda: I don't know what to say to you. Montoya Santana: Whatever, you know. Yolanda: You're… More
El Hombre Invisible
Gut-wrenching, brutal, and powerful, American Me is not enjoyable in the conventional sense, but stands out as one of the most impressive purely dramatic… More
Caesar Mendez
"You're like two people" we hear a voice say in American Me and that line applies to the film itself. One half prison film on Montoya Santana… More