Spoken Word
Spoken Word (2010)

From acclaimed director Victor Nunez ("Ulee's Gold"), SPOKEN WORD tells the story of Cruz Montoya (Kuno Becker, from the "Goal!" trilogy and "From Mexico With Love"), a rock star on the West Coast poetry… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 23, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2010
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[A] rich and textured film.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Strongly acted and beautifully photographed (by Virgil Mirano), "Spoken Word" is a quietly resonant family drama about the tug of old habits and the difficulties of escaping the past.

Geoff Berkshire

Low key, low budget and low profile character-driven drama is occasionally refreshing, but more frequently small scale to a fault.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Maddeningly ruled by signposts spotted from miles away.

Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

A uniquely crafted introspective yet profoundly visceral film experience, touching on the healing powers of the music in language.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The familiar plot structure is only the tip of the formulaic iceberg, a foundation for more stale conventions than any indie should dare embrace.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Features more cliches than it can comfortably handle and is not helped by its grindingly slow pacing.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

It takes the Mexican-American melodrama Spoken Word a long time to express myriad sentiments that we've heard uttered many times before in many ethnic settings.

Nora Lee Mandel

Moving poetry, very appealing actors, lovely landscape, and resonant music can't quite make up for the predictable family story and dialogue in a heartfelt film.

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Thomas Johnston
I really wanted to like this movie... but it was a miss. There is some decent acting, but the rest is over-the-top. It seemed scattered as to what the story… More