Sangre De Mi Sangre
Sangre De Mi Sangre (2007)

Writer/director Christopher Zalla authored and helms the contemporary post-noir thriller Blood of My Blood. The film concerns Juan, a ruthless and conniving ex-career criminal who tries to escape his past by hopping a truck transporting… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 20, 2007
DVD Release Date: December 16, 2008
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This suspenseful Mexican drama portrays the immigrant experience with grit and poignancy.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Christopher Zalla, a graduate of the film program at Columbia University, makes an impressive debut with this suspense feature about illegal immigrants and stolen identity.

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Tasha Robinson
Chicago Tribune

[Director Christopher] Zalla keeps the tension high through a taut story rather than through manipulative, obtrusive thriller direction.

Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine

Well-acted and gripping, Sangre de mi Sangre augurs well for Zalla's career.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

[Director Christopher] Zalla may have provided his characters with a overly constructed tragedy, but his eye for city life and his seeming gift with actors promises astute, generous work to come.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Plot flaws and all, we can be glad that the picture was made -- because of its acting.

Don Willmott

Eventually, of course, all the characters will have to collide for a final reckoning, but that moment strains credulity to the breaking point and sabotages the entire enterprise

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Stumbles through a maddening screenplay but nevertheless generates true emotional energy.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Shot mainly in New York's meanest, murkiest streets, Sangre de Mi Sangre, is intricately and imaginatively structured, building to a powerful climax of complex irony.

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Stan Hall

It's the relationships between the characters, layered and emotional, that saves Sangre from itself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
After his identity is stolen, a Mexican immigrant struggles to find his long-lost father. Telling a story from the perspective of Mexican immigrants and the… More
Stephen Earnest
"Sangre de mi sangre" is so open-ended and it leaves so many questions unanswered that anyone who watches it is guaranteed to feel unsatisfied after… More
Japes .
This was a good movie, but pretty unsatisfying. The movie is basically about how Juan (an illegal immigrant) goes to New York and steals the belongings of… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castańeda
I hate when Americans do this type of movies and try to label them "Mexican", especially when it's such crap. An immigrant movie in which is… More