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Shackles (2005)

An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.

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An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.

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Welcome To The School Of Hard Knocks.

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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20 September 2005 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Compelling and Gritty Realism. Jose Pablo Cantillo Is Awesome!
19 May 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

This was so tense and realistic, that I was glued to my seat. Jose Pablo Cantillo is an awesome talent, with a strong presence on the big screen. He made this work seem so real. His performance was not just a performance; he made this feel like he WAS the character.

This little-known work is far above any drama of this type I have ever seen. There are hundreds of dramas concerning prison life and interaction with those who live on the inside. And this one is the most shocking, while touching your heart in a way that stays with you for some time after watching it.

This film is dark, but beautiful in its style and execution. I was moved by the characters, whose exposition is worthy of the audience's emotional investment, while delivering top notch dramatic fare.

"When you look into the Abyss, the Abyss also looks back at you." This is amazing, and it rates a 9.2/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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