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American Me 1992

A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle...

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Is it me or does this cover make it look like Edward James Olmos is the prison director or something like that in it? Because he's not.
This is a very good character-driven story, comparable to Blood in Blood out but better because it has a better lead actor (the streetfighter guy sucked and almost ruined the entire movie) and... Well, basically because of Olmos.
If you liked American Me then I recommend:
Notting Hill
THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS MOVIE IS JAMES EDWARD OLMOS'S PERFORMANCE. THIS VIOLENT TALE MOVES ALONG RATHER SLOWLY AND WAS UNINVOLVING, I COULD NOT STAY FOCUSED ON THE FILM. STILL, IT IS VERY WELL MADE.
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The best true story that includes fictional characters and events that feels like a made-for-TV movie that I've ever seen!

All joking aside, it's a pretty enjoyable watch. Fast paced, it pretty much doesn't bother with details, just constant events. Sometimes, it's refreshing to watch a movie that cuts the bullshit. Still, if I hear "odelay" one more time, I might fucking snap. I'm sure Mexican gangsters truly do say it constantly, but it's absurd. Everything that happens? Odelay. Everything that's said? Odelay. Everything that's anything? Odelay.

Mix it up a little bit, eh fellas? The stabbings are all fantastic, as instead of driving a knife into someone's stomach and looking all menacing as they collapse, these fuckers just repeatedly stab people as many times as they can as they fall to the ground.

Oh, and there's a white guy (William Forsythe) speaking Mexican slang the entire movie. That in itself is brilliant and makes it worth watching. The guy also has terrible teeth. Just dreadful.
Great movie. A real gangster flick. Two thumbs up.
Powerful and moving, "American Me" contains acting that will not fail to blow the viewer away, but could of been delivered slightly better overall.
This is as close as you can get to telling the whole truths of how it rilly is in prison If we where A Fly On The wall I Think This is what we would get to see Except I dont think flys like prison hahahhah Just messin Rilly Good film The rape Part made my head hurt LORD You Just Knew that has rilly happend Cheezz ..