Cheech (2006)

A pimp suffers the ultimate Bad Day in this independent comedy-drama, the first theatrical feature from Quebecois director Patrice Sauve. Ron Patrice Robitaille) runs a low-rent escort service in a dingy side of Montreal -- or at least he… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2007
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Cheech is ultimately done in by the derivative nature of its backward structure, too many people-screaming-in-rooms scenes and the almost entirely disengaging nature of its characters.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)

With its garish and seamy scenes, its flabby shots and not-snappy-enough dialogue, Cheech is often like a nasty old pair of leopard-print underwear, its elastic frayed and loose.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Directing such a cavalcade, Patrice Sauvé seems less an assured auteur than an overtaxed traffic cop, waving this one ahead and holding that one back and ultimately, when the final pile-up looms, just tooting his whistle in shrill frustration.

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

Not to everyone's tastes, this Quebec film is nasty, brutal and pulpish. But it has wry humour, too, and works by sucking you into its low-rent world.

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