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  • Summary: Worlds collide when hardened Ku Klux Klansman Leroy Lowe and Mexican field laborer Emilio are forced to share a prison cell. The unlikely relationship takes an unexpected turn when the chatty Emilio slowly chips away at Leroy's gruff exterior. (Producciones A Ciegas)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    Jun 14, 2012
    40
    Director Baget clearly strives to replicate the ersatz Dixie flavors of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" right down to the vintage '30s music in a film set in the 1970s, but nailing the Coen brothers' precisely calibrated style is far harder than it looks.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jun 1, 2012
    40
    Its low-rent cast and unappealing key art won't help at the box office, but viewers who stumble across it on cable may be pleasantly, if mildly, surprised.
  3. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    May 29, 2012
    30
    The film, directed by Jesse Baget, aims to be a satiric look at racism but at every turn flaunts the laws of logic and believability.
  4. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Jun 1, 2012
    30
    The credibility is low, the idealism high and the sentiment through the roof in Jesse Baget's slender, micro-budgeted comedy Cellmates, a schematic parable about racism and (less overtly) illegal immigration.
  5. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    May 29, 2012
    12
    The film offers Tom Sizemore the perfect opportunity to prove himself worthy of a comeback. Alas, he fails spectacularly.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    May 31, 2012
    10
    A near complete exercise in mirthlessness and atonal satire, Cellmates is a sentence, all right.

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