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8/10
Entertaining and a taste of the reality at the same time.
josue-277442 July 2019
The movie will keep you interested from the beginning to the end, it shows the reality of many people in México and what they have to go through everyday (crime, violence, etc). It will make you laugh several times and also drop some tears.
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6/10
What is a script? said the mexican
ichose_survive16 September 2020
This film is made every 3-4 years and when they seem to have experience on it they always make the same mistakes again. The weight of the film falls as always in seeing the sad and hard life that these people live, stories that are not far from reality, but if anyone took a camera and went out to record surely they would achieve what this script with mediocre dialogues could not achieve. It hurts because the opportunity to make a movie is not available to everyone, but why do they always give it to the worst writers? Why always this pretentious view of social inequality? Can anyone do something different in México?
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8/10
A sad urban fable
serya_11075 July 2019
What a nice surprise was this movie. Chicuarotes is the raw story of a couple of characters born in misery, and to whom the future does not bring more than more misery.

Loaded with urbanity, sleaze language, black humor and helplessness, CHICUAROTES manages to portray with realism the difficult life of those who have very little, sometimes nothing ... and their attempt to leave a vicious circle in seemingly infinite. Bravo!
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4/10
meh
dilbararys-1915019 July 2020
It could have been good, but the execution was rather poor. Nothing about the characters made me believe that they would act the way they did, it kind of just concluded that poor people are stupid, rather than that poverty/in search of better life led them to take desperate measures and make silly mistakes.

There are plenty of other films where the idea of poverty followed by tragic events were constructed in a better and more realistic way, this one doesn't even fall in the mediocre category.
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3/10
glib, empty.
cinebaboso10 August 2020
I feel this movie is overhyped by the people because of it's fake deepness, it doesn't have anything but a "reality" so it's just full of homophobic remarks and the writer spitting "hey this is wrong by the way". The decisions the main character takes are ridiculous constantly and they don't have normal consequences, it always works out some way. Every image is beautiful but it lacks of a good writing. By the way, the actors actually do the best they can, but there's no saving for the script. Summary: Empty and beautiful
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4/10
Disappointing
monisa_1293 August 2019
A well shot telenovela with little to none understanding of the actual reality lived by its characters.
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10/10
Awesome
yakatoriginal1 August 2019
That movie is awkward and sad, it doesn't matter from what point of view you see it, because it is a reality that many Mexicans prefer to ignore. While it does not have its own style in the film direction it is not negligible that this film has opened the debate that many of us have about how bad is the assault on a person when the need governs everywhere. The debate of how bad society is in Mexico that we must resort to self-defense and this can be our downfall, the film is not bad, it is incredible and deserves this qualification...
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4/10
Terrible and dumb characters. Pésimos personajes.
victorherm5431 August 2019
I was hoping for something along the lines of Amores Perros but this fell woefully short. The movie's main flaw is that the characters are painfully stupid and/or unlikeable. The main character is a scumbag, unlike Gael Garcia's character in Amores Perros who was likeable. The only redeeming main character is the young girl, who shouldve been the main character around whom the movie centered.
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8/10
A reflexion about the real situation in cdmx
maujesus4 July 2019
Nice work, good production, the movie shows the reality about the worst situations in mexico city, but the way that gael garcia show to us these problems and the situations with the caratchers we can see a realy good movie with some tiny problems, that show to us, how is the space and the situations that happens everyday in those towns in mexico city.
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10/10
So real
analauralch26 June 2020
As a mexican this was so fun / painful to watch. Its one of those movies that put your reality in perspective, and at the same time makes you realize how lucky you are to have a decent or good life.

The characters and interactions are so real it made us suffer along them. I dont understand users whining about them being bad people, I perceived them as victims of their circumstances.

BRAVO Gael, que orgullo y qué gran trabajo. Gracias.
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9/10
Esto es Genial
iramjimenez-7559620 February 2021
Warning: Spoilers
Esta Pelicula Mexicana Vale Mucho la Pena Esta Son Las Películas que deberíamos apoyar Las Actuaciones de Benny Emmanuel Como Cagalera Fueron Muy Buenas Igual Con la Interpretación de Gabriel Carvajal Como Moloteco Fueron Más o Menos Para ser su Primera Película y la Dirección de Gael Garcia Bernal Fue Buena
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7/10
This is a good movie
javier-bond23 August 2020
If someone imagined it could happen, the story of chicuarotes is one of many unfortunate stories that surround the most poor in Mexico and developing countries, it portrays in an immersive manner the struggles and the ignorance of people that are just born, raised and mourned in misery. It is not a movie that generates guilt in the viewer rather than it awakens appreciation of what you have and confronts you to the terrible reality that some people live, from your comfortable couch. Characters are poorly developed but not stupid as some say, it is really a series of bad decisions.

A lot to process.
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7/10
Problems in modern Mexico
DogePelis201513 December 2020
A good movie, with a dramatic plot and excellent performances; I recommend it.
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8/10
Intense, twisted, crude and a modern mexican must-watch.
julioito3 July 2020
Two teenagers behold the abyss of poverty, domestic violence, social issues and life in the dark corners of Mexico City. We get to see the abyss through the eyes and actions of the characters and the recurrent question: "Is there any other way to survive?". There are many moments in which different metaphors based on details, conversations and objects make their way into the film to create an atmosphere that goes beyond what is presented. Some of those metaphors fail to complement the main story and actually in a certain point we might stop paying attention to the plot of the movie. However, it gets the jobe done in building the entire context, in making you feel scared and anxious when an intense scene appears.
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