- Starring: Denise Richards, John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard
- Summary: The story of gangster Victor Rosa's (Leguizamo) quest for the American Dream as he tries to escape his criminal past and free himself from the trapppings of easy money on the violent streets of the South Bronx. This is the first release Arenas Entertainment, the new Latino film label in partnership with Universal Pictures. (Arenas Entertainment)… Expand
- Director: Franc. Reyes
- Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, Crime
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83Leguizamo owns Empire, the first film to capture the live-wire crackle of his one-man stage shows -- He's front and center in nearly every scene, and he holds the screen with a simmering self-assurance.
80Reyes' fast-paced tale soars on the pedigree of its cast, all of whom are clearly having a ball -- Both poignant and wickedly amusing, Empire sets high standards for a subgenre that's rarely had any.