La Soga (The Butcher's Son)
La Soga (The Butcher's Son) (2010)

"La Soga" is an edgy, action-drama, combining the gritty reality of movies like "City of God" and "Amores Perros." It is the personal journey of a brave man who risks everything to find justice, a visceral and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 13, 2010
DVD Release Date: May 3, 2011
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Although at times the film gets bogged down in psychological murkiness, the relentless pace and brooding charisma of its star overcomes its narrative deficiencies.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

Even a breaking glass is filmed in slow motion and accompanied by ominous soundtrack pounding -- unless that thud is the movie hammering the same point home again and again.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

It's nearly impossible to discern crook from cop in the handheld, trigonometric angles and slice-and-dice editing of La Soga.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The film's explicit depictions of regional violence have upset some audiences, but there's no denying their impact: those butchered pigs are only the beginning.

Lisa Rosman
Time Out

Rings painfully familiar.

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Jerry Portwood
New York Press

The focus could have been refined and made for a simpler tale. As is, it's a thrilling ride -- as long as you don't try to dig too deep into the narrative structure.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

For some reason, the film, directed by Josh Crook, has a schmaltzy happy ending that's out of step with the rest of the story.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

The subgenre's clichéd two-way street of corruption and redemption predictably sees our antihero finding liberation in a childhood sweetheart while facing down the crooked lawman who led him to a life of transgression.

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Kam Williams

From 'Shots! Shots! Shots!' to 'Hot! Hot! Hot!'

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Japes .
I really liked this movie. I thought it was intense and had pretty well developed characters. La Soga was a really interesting character. In the beginning, I… More
John Me
Good production values for a low budget film and good acting from the main characters and most of the cast and good pace but the story feels empty, cliché, flaw… More