I Like It Like That (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

I Like It Like That1994

I Like It Like That (1994)



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Writer/director Darnell Martin became the first African-American woman to direct a studio feature with this charming, funny, and realistic account of a young Hispanic mother trying to contend with life in the Bronx, her demanding job, her uptight mother-in-law, her transgendered brother, and her out-on-bail husband.

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Jon Seda
as Chino
Tomas Melly
as Li'l Chino
Rita Moreno
as Rosaria
Lisa Vidal
as Magdalena Soto
Jose Soto
as Chris
Gloria Irizarry
as Mrs. Gonzalez
Gary Perez
as Father Jaime
Scott Jarred Cohen
as Ritchie Soto
Martha Speakes
as Hefty Woman
Juan Cruz
as David
Joe Quintero
as Pawnbroker
Daphne Rubin-Vega
as Modeling School Director
Fat Joe
as Biker Inmate
Luis A. Marrero
as Tony Mendez
Fredy Correa
as Ricky Mendez
Jerry Rivera
as Pablo Herrera
Billy Lux
as Photographer
Larry Attile
as Dispatcher
Marta Vidal
as Santera
Gino Lucci
as Price Photo Double
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Critic Reviews for I Like It Like That

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

I admire the film for suggesting these characters work through a variety of emotions as they encounter a range of experiences. Life, like theater, balances tragedy with comedy. This film gets that and puts a woman at its center. I like it like that.

January 11, 2021 | Full Review…

I Like It Like That looks more unconventional than it is, but Martin puts a spin on the material with lots of human color and high energy.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Despite its ungainly title, Darnell Martin's debut is a lovely, well-rounded comedy-drama.

April 9, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A light feminist streak runs through this tale of woman search for self-fulfillment by Darnell Martin, one of the gifted African American directors to emerge in the 1990s.

October 24, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Like It Like That

Crap. How did this end up as a Film Festival pic. The characters have the complexity of cardboard as they meet stereotypes well.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Fantastic movie with tons of laughs!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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