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The Tiger of Santa Julia (2002)
"El tigre de Santa Julia" (original title)

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An army deserter turned bandit robs from thieves to give the money to the poor. He was famous for being caught by the police "with his pants down".

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El Tigre / Jose de Jesus Negrete
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Gloria Galicia
Isaura Espinoza ...
Simona
Cristina Michaus ...
Tomasa Rojo
Ivonne Montero ...
Rosa
Fernando Luján ...
Nando
Adalberto Parra ...
Calleja
Anilú Pardo ...
Ines
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfredo Alonso ...
Don Sabas
Julio Casado ...
Garduño
Luis Couturier ...
Aristócrata
Andrés De León
Juan Ángel Esparza ...
Zepeda
Mishelle Garfias
Roberto 'Flaco' Guzmán ...
Tuerto Artemio (as Roberto Guzmán)
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An army deserter turned bandit robs from thieves to give the money to the poor. He was famous for being caught by the police "with his pants down".

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"They caught me just like El Tigre de Sta. Julia"
1 October 2002 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

One of the numerous legends that exist in Mexico is 'The Tiger of Santa Julia'. This was a man that lived in a town called Santa Julia, a town that would later become part of the enormous Mexico City by the second half of the 20th century. Tired of army and police corruption, "El Tigre" took justice into his own hands. However the most popular fact known about him is the way he got caught. Confusion and popular gossip mixed the real facts surrounding this person with fantasy, and thus "El Tigre" became a living legend.

Director Alejandro Gamboa tried to capture exactly this in this movie. He tells his version of the real story behind Jose de Jesus Negrete, El tigre de Santa Julia. More than half of the movie looks fake, with many live colors, exagerated blue skies filled with the whitest clouds and an overdone narration of the story. Although Gamboa said in a radio interview that this was done intentionally, the result is not that visually pleasant.

Aside from that, the movie is a lot of fun to watch. The comedy is well paced and is mixed up with robberies, sex and vengeance. The performances are sufficiently good for the movie to work.

"El Tigre de Santa Julia" is not by far the best mexican movie ever, but it's fun and sometimes that's what movies are all about.


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