Star Maps
Star Maps (1997)

This comedy-drama concerns a most unusual family of emigres, even by Hollywood standards. Douglas Spain stars as Carlos, a Mexican teenager who has just returned home to L.A. after starring in several low-budget films south of the border.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 1, 1997
DVD Release Date: January 27, 1998
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Representing an uneasy balance of Latino melodrama and arthouse fare, the film tells a lurid story (about a patriarch who's a pimp to his son) in crude manner with occasional lyrical touches; Arteta's next feature will show whether he has real talent

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Dustin Putman

Simply isn't tightly enough written or plotted to be satisfying, despite some notable performances.

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John A. Nesbit

muddled film that never seems to be sure where it's heading

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Still Arteta's best film, with odd touches of magic realism and some great nude scenes by Kandeyce Jordan.

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