La Barracuda

Sinaloa hitchhikes into Texas to meet Merle, her half-sister by way of their dead country musician father. As the two get to know each other, Sinaloa's chaotic influence starts to unravel Merle's quiet, comfortable life. While the family music legacy brought Sinaloa to Austin, she won't leave without taking revenge against the people who stole her daddy away years ago.

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  • ★★★★½ review by Eli Hayes on Letterboxd

    "People die; it's what they do."

  • ★★★½ review by Aaron Hendrix on Letterboxd

    - How are you going to kill it?

    - I'm not. I'm going to let it outside.

    - Best be sure. It might come back and sting you that way.

  • ★★★½ review by Javier F. on Letterboxd

    Very tense thriller disguising itself as a family drama.

  • ★★★★ review by Pete Craig on Letterboxd

    CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL 2017

    A family drama with a touch of suspense due to a faint undertone of dread. From the moment Sinaloa (Sophie Reid) appears it is clear that something is not right with her. The intensity of her responses when dealing with people, the look of disdain or even hatred in her eyes when no one is watching, the dark imagery in the songs she sings all forebode an emotional release that could come at any moment. So the film becomes a waiting game as tensions build to an inevitable and irreversible act of violence. Reid is excellent in maintaining the ambiguity of her character, as is Allison Tolman as Merle who desperately wants to form a connection with this new-found sister but cannot ignore an inner sense that something is wrong.

  • ★★★★ review by seanmalin on Letterboxd

    Jonathan Nastasi does it again.

    And Sophie Reid, Allison Tolman, and JoBeth Williams are sensational for real.

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