Nicotina (2004)

Set in a sleepy town in Mexico during the course of one day, the tale of Lolo--a computer nerd, ensnared in a diamond heist. When he is caught spying on his attractive neighbor Andrea a chain of events unravel leading to chaos and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 20, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 31, 2007
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

A frantic crime thriller that never transcends its influences to arrive anywhere interesting.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Skitters between dull and forced, this despite the use of split screens, jaunty music and the personable Luna.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Will have to settle for being known as the Mexican 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag.

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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times

It feels lightweight and forgettable.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

While obviously not a unique or uniquely satisfying experience, the film still does the job in a pinch, and looks cool doing it.

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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The blunt attempts at dark humor merely underscore the film's cynicism...

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

I suppose Nicotina is a gimmick film, but it's brought off with such verve it's great fun.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Rodríguez keeps the story moving with multiple images, quick zooms and other editing tricks that serve as reminders that Nicotina is not to be taken seriously.

Ryan J. Downey
Premiere Magazine

More like a brisk television pilot for the F/X network (and looking a bit like it, too) than a film -- albeit a pilot for a really, really cool show.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Marion Ravenwood
Reminded me of Tarantino, in a good way. Overall I thought it was okay.
John Me
Funny dark comedy from Mexico with unexpected situations.
Joy-Emily Cooper
Another film I watched simply because Diego Luna is in it - and I'm glad I did. A brilliant script that interweaves through several people who's whole… More