Boricua's Bond
Boricua's Bond (2000)

The feature directorial and screenwriting debut of 21-year-old Russian-born, American-bred Val Lik, Boricua's Bond is a harsh portrait of life in one of New York's tougher neighborhoods. Tommy (salsa star Frankie Negron) is a young… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 21, 2000
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Consensus: One-sided, too depressing.

Amy Taubin
Village Voice

The film suggests that moon 'n' maul is the standard sexual approach of Latino men to any and every woman.

Robert Koehler

An interesting, if deeply unbalanced, combo of random shots of South Bronx street life.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Like many first films, Boricua's Bond is wildly uneven.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Amateurish technique by first-time writer-director Val Lik undermines his lofty ambitions.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Mr. Lik was clearly aiming for the hard-hitting authenticity of the music, but his direction lacks the elusive quality of 'flow' crucial to hip-hop and movies alike.

Steve Simels
TV Guide

Scenes that might have played believably in the hands of pros here are as laugh-inducing as Laurence Olivier's 'I haff no son!' scene in The Jazz Singer.

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