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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
For Victor Rosa (John Leguizamo), that blunt world-view has come to define his life. A Latino hustler from the South Bronx, Victor has worked his way up the neighborhood ladder to become a crew leader for Joanna "La Columbiana" Menendez (Isabella Rossellini). But after narrowly escaping an attempt on his life, Victor realizes that he needs to get out of the Bronx, both for himself and for his girlfriend, Carmen (Sonia Braga), the only thing more important to him than money.

Cast: John Leguizamo , Peter Sarsgaard , Denise Richards , Vincent Laresca , Delilah Cotto , Sonia Braga , Isabella Rossellini , Nestor Serrano

Director: Franc Reyes

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Empire (2002)

Release Date: December 6th, 2002|1 hr. 35 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A gangster movie with the capacity to surprise. People do unexpected things and for reasons we wouldn't anticipate. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Stereotypical, banally written bloodbath. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Empire, with its double-barreled shoot-outs, its predictable carnage and conflict, and a rush-job of a resolution, is ultimately just one more urban gangland genre flick. show more

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