Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)
Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) (1993)

Neighborhood pride runs deep in Echo Park, so when two lifelong friends join the local gang as a matter of course, they're handed down gang names from the previous generation of homegirls. Unfortunately, Sad Girl (Angel Aviles) and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 15, 1993
DVD Release Date: September 14, 2004
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Directed by Allison Anders ("Gas Food Lodging") . . .the resulting mosaic is nonetheless powerful and sobering.

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Caryn James
New York Times

While the characters are colorful and vibrant, the film is strangely flat.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Anders' subject, Latinas gangs, is significant, but the treatment and execution are flawed.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

Scarcely represents a convincing, satisfying treatment of the intriguing subject matter.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Though the picture doesn't build from scene to scene, that doesn't matter: Each segment on its own is richly detailed and vivid.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

My main problem is that I found the girls a bore and likewise the pic.

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Sam Frazier, Jr.
Time Out

Anders mixes real gang members with up-and-coming Latin American actresses, but this ploy fails to lend the film authenticity or vitality. The tone seems, to put it kindly, misguidedly romantic.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

[Anders is] Anglo-American, and yet the flavor, the rhythm, the slang and the visual detail that she captures feel authentic -- to this viewer, anyway -- as though she were an insider telling her story from experience.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Crazy it may be, but interesting? Well...

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
they be hard
Leo L
A great movie!

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