MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,452 this week

Boricua (2004)

 -  5 May 2004 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 98 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Slice of life in a Chicago neighborhood of Puerto Ricans, or boricuas. Tata wants to win a beauty pageant, Germán wants to succeed in real estate: both have few scruples. Lola is a college ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4225 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Boricua" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Boricua (2004)

Boricua (2004) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Boricua.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Good Life (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Christopher Nolen's "The Good Life" is the story of Jacques and Marianne Vandelay, a highly successful African American couple. They are happy but both are keeping dark secrets from each other.

Director: Christopher Nolen
Stars: Tangi Miller, Richard Gallion, Christian Keyes
Cruel World (2005)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Reeling from his dismissal from a reality show, a deranged runner-up holds a group of co-eds hostage on the set of his own fictitious show, where losers suffer a deadly fate.

Director: Kelsey T. Howard
Stars: Edward Furlong, Daniel Franzese, Andrew Keegan
Graduation (2007)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Four best friends plot to rob a bank during their high school graduation ceremony in order to help out one of the teen's sick relatives.

Director: Michael Mayer
Stars: Catherine L. Albers, Adam Arkin, Greg Benson
B-Girl (2009)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A story about a female breakdancer overcoming a brutal attack to claim her place in the world of underground hip-hop.

Director: Emily Dell
Stars: Julie 'Jules' Urich, Missy Yager, Wesley Jonathan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A listless writer pursues a woman to help him get over his ex girlfriend.

Director: Michael Doneger
Stars: Michael Doneger, Amanda Brooks, Wes Chatham
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

15 year old girl leaves foster care and embraces life on New York's mean streets.

Director: Felix Olivier
Stars: Jaime Tirelli, Tammy Trull, Blanca Camacho
Black Coffee (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Robert (Henson) picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate! After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out - until Morgan (Dennis) enters into his life... See full summary »

Director: Mark Harris
Stars: Darrin Dewitt Henson, Christian Keyes, Lamman Rucker
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (Video 2007)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of reality show contestants find themselves fighting for their survival against a family of hideously deformed inbred cannibals who plan to ruthlessly butcher them all.

Director: Joe Lynch
Stars: Erica Leerhsen, Henry Rollins, Texas Battle
Spanglish (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.

Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariluz Adler ...
Jessica
...
John (as Christian Anderson)
Sofía Arroyo ...
Luz
Eric Aviles ...
German (as Eric Avilés)
Alan Ball ...
Mr. Archer
George Burgos ...
Bouncer at San Lorenzo
Felipe Camacho ...
Senior Gonzalez (as Phil Camacho)
Gerardo Cardenas ...
Fired R.E. Agent
Carmen Cenko ...
Rosa Garcia
Yajaina Colon ...
Pageant Contestant
Emilia Crespo ...
Luz's Friend
Julio Cruz ...
Raphael
Amy Danford-Klein ...
Tata's Mother
Frankie Davila ...
Nandy
...
Tata
Edit

Storyline

Slice of life in a Chicago neighborhood of Puerto Ricans, or boricuas. Tata wants to win a beauty pageant, Germán wants to succeed in real estate: both have few scruples. Lola is a college student who may get involved with Willy, a macho drug dealer. Violence simmers close to the surface. Family honor, saving face, unscrupulous choices, the longing for love, and a baseball autographed by Roberto Clemente figure in how events play out. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, pervasive language, and for drug material
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 May 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicago Boricua  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
View only if you enjoy stereotypes
23 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If there is a good reason to view this movie is only if you enjoy stereotyping. The movie did an "excellent" job at validating all the stereotypes existent for any one who has lived in that area. Is that good? Not in my book, and it will NEVER compare to Nothing Like the Holidays, which set a separate bar and standard, high, Chicago Boricua set a new LOW. Poor acting, cheap direction, depressing theme, and the already cliché of adding tons of foul language and stereotypes about the Puerto Rican community, not only in Chicago, but ANYWHERE in the U.S.A. You can definitely make a movie without the need of trash language, but it seems that such coarseness in language is a must nowadays. Lack of creativity perhaps? Don't waste a dollar or two on renting this movie, better play lotto with it.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I did like this movie but.. l3esame
TV ruined this film mark-daniels
Discuss Boricua (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?