Los Lobos de Washington
(1999) from Tuna
| Los Lobos de Washington (1999) is a made for TV
Spanish thriller. Although the cast included real talent, the plot and
budget gave them little or nothing to work with. The title, Washington
Wolves, refers to a circus that keeps intersecting with the plot, but
really has nothing to do with it. Alberto (Javier Bardem) and Miguel
(Alberto San Juan) own a bar, but not a very successful one. They both
need money. Alberto is divorced and alcoholic, and Miguel is planning
on skipping town with Alberto's ex wife and son. They decide to scam
their old rich friend Claudio (Josť Sancho). Claudio's wife, Vincenta
N'Dongo, is also planning on stealing the money.
N'Dongo showed bush and buns in a well-lit scene,
but didn't even come close to breast exposure.
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For me, the plot rambled aimlessly about, there were no
characters to root for or against, and there was no real suspense. The
entire film takes place in one night, and is dark beginning to end.
- with their dollars: made for TV
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a D+.
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