• Released
  • August 20, 2004
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Supercharged with an energy and ingenuity that "Run Lola Run" once had a patent on.
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88

Chicago Tribune

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As entertainment, Nicotina manages a bracing balance. It arrests with violent bursts and anxious pauses until its three plots merge in a...
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80

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
The master principle of film noir -- that everyone is corruptible -- turns a pinwheel of plot complications in this fleet, stylish little...
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70

Los Angeles Times

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Nicotina's every loser, criminal, dreamer, crank and cynic is flawed, but their flaws are primal and as human as thumbs. In the end, it's...
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63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Lightweight but enjoyable entertainment.
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63

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
While obviously not a unique or uniquely satisfying experience, the film still does the job in a pinch, and looks cool doing it.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Though "Pulp Fiction" is the obvious point of reference, but this hugely entertaining Mexican crime comedy is actually closer in spirit to...
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50

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
The stylistic cleverness of the opening minutes settles into a self-satisfied flair.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Flawed but imaginative film.
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40

Film Threat

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It seems likely that how much you enjoy Nicotina will be tied to how much you enjoyed the Guy Ritchie pictures it strongly resembles. Those...
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