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Snakehead (2021)

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Sister Tse comes to New York through a Snakehead, a human smuggler. She gains favor with the matriarch of the family of crime and she rises the ranks quickly. Soon Tse must reconcile her success with her real reason for coming to America.

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Snakehead entices you with a lurid premise, but the empathy that shines through the cracks of its tough exterior is the real surprise.

October 29, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Snakehead" tumbles all too quietly under the weight of its ambition.

October 28, 2021 | Full Review…

Though it switches tone abrasively at times, and some story aspects feel a little too formulaic, "Snakehead" burns brightly when focused on the Faustian relationship of its formidable female characters.

September 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Because it's not saying anything particularly new, when it does fall into a gangster narrative, it has a vibrancy that you'll want more of.

September 23, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Leong adroitly captures both the vulnerability and the menace of a woman who finally takes control of her life after decades of victimization, delivering a taut crime drama...

September 18, 2021 | Full Review…

Leon's documentary realism is powerful - if tough on an audience - but his fiction skills are erratic...

September 16, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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