Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor) (1993)
Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor) Photos
as Magic Mike
as Red Ryder
as Big Al
as Sergeant Devereaux
as Cruz's Grandfather
as Hollenbeck Captain
as Gallery Assistant
Critic Reviews for Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor)
Bound by Honor contains some effective performances, some moments of deeply felt truth, and a portrait of prison life that I assume is accurate. What seems to be missing is a clear idea of why the movie was made.
It was very well rooted in reality, which is something we typically don't see in films like this. It was also rewarding to see things come full circle for our central characters.
This is a very long movie but the performances elevated the material. Damian Chapa tried his best to lead this but there were some poor acting choices he made that threatened to derail the seriousness of the film.
When mainstream Hollywood tackles Hispanic-themed movies, such as this one, the results are usually disastrous. Though aiming at creating an authentic Hispanic street epic, the otherwise reliable Hackford has directed a diffues and cliche picture.
Long, ambitious and uneven, but an interesting project.
Audience Reviews for Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor)
Loved it...because I lived it.
I viewed this movie because it got such terrific ratings. However, it was probably one of the stupidest movies I have ever seen. The acting, or should I say "over" acting, was ridiculous. I don't know what bothered me more: the fake Mexican accents, or the crazy way the actors flung themselves around while speaking. The "gangster talk" was just ridiculous, with too much"orale", too much, "hey vato". The worst dialogue ever... Maybe this was considered a good movie 20 years ago??
Like a Lifetime Original Movie version of American Me with a cast of actors leftover from the auditions.
Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor) Quotes
|Paco:||Eh life's a risk carnal.|
|Big Al:||No pintos for you baby! Nothing but Texas Barbecue.|
|Popeye:||Hey Cinderella, go find yourself a fella|
|Popeye:||Hey, Cinderella, go find yourself a fella, you're on the clock bitch and midnight is coming, you got the wrong man.|
|Rollie:||Dick, Asshole, that's all you ever call me! What's my name, Dick Asshole?|