• El Chicano (2019)

El Chicano

Release Date: May 3rd, 2019

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

When LAPD Detective Diego Hernandez is assigned a career-making case investigating a vicious cartel, he uncovers links to his brother's supposed suicide and a turf battle that's about to swallow his neighborhood. Torn between playing by the book and seeking justice, he resurrects the masked street legend El Chicano. Now, out to take down his childhood buddy turned gang boss, he sets off a bloody war to defend his city and avenge his brother's murder.

Cast: Raúl Castillo, George Lopez, Aimee Garcia, Kate del Castillo, Jose Pablo Cantillo, David Castañeda, Marco Rodríguez, Sal Lopez

Director: Ben Hernandez Bray

Genres: Action , Thriller

Production Co: WarParty Films

Distributors: Briarcliff Entertainment

Keywords: Police station, Police officer, Hospital, Revenge, Love, Cool, Family, Tense, Sacrifice, 2010s, Pursuit, Los Angeles, Transformation

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film, marking Ben Hernandez Bray's directorial debut, is mainly a violent police procedural and vigilante drama that succeeds well enough on those terms. It's also notable for its almost entirely Latino cast and deep immersion into East Los Angeles culture. The pic certainly looks authentic, despite the fact that it was largely shot in Calgary. show more

  • 40
    Monica CastilloTheWrap

    For his part, Castillo makes the best of the clunky dialogue and cliché lines, but the story never lets his acting chops shine through. show more

  • 63
    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com

    Working alongside veteran screenwriter Joe Carnahan, who’s made his name with this kind of brash, muscular storytelling in films like “Narc” and “The Grey,” Hernandez Bray tries to get his arms around a lot at once. Quite often, he’s successful. show more

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