Splinter (2006)

Edward James Olmos turns in a supporting performance in this thriller, the feature debut from his son Michael D. Olmos. Enrique Almeida stars as Dreamer, a young man whose memory was severely inhibited in a gang attack that left his older… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 22, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ronnie Scheib

An explosive, nearly sociopathic perf by Tom Sizemore anchors tyro helmer Michael D. Olmos' Splinter

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S. James Wegg

But the shot du jour (heard and seen daily in every corner of our deadly globe) comes from the bereft mother; her family’s vocational tradition skids to an awful conclusion.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Sizemore's edgy, high-charged performance blasts through Splinter's aesthetic pretensions.

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Lael Loewenstein
Los Angeles Times

With its recycled themes and muddled storyline generating a cascade of unanswered questions, the film is more about style than substance.

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Michael Dequina

There's some promise in the central idea, but any audience investment it could have generated is done in by the performances either awkward or downright amateurish.

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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly

Cinematographer Bridger Nielson treats every shot as a work of art; you've never seen East L.A. look this gorgeous before. Unfortunately, the actors also seem to have been cast for appearances only.

Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire

As for Olmos, he has achieved more than most could have with an often cliched screenplay ("Homies are getting killed every day. It's sad." "Those are our f***en homeboys back there. Why don't you show a little respect?").

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Jani H
I like these gang movies cuz it's a fairly interesting world and a lot of good movies of the genre have been made in the past. I wanted to like this also… More