Barrio Wars

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Barrio Wars ★½ 2002 (R)

Hip hop Latino Romeo and Juliet staged on the mean streets of L.A. Plato and Angelina are the starcrossed lovers from rival gangs sparking violence and turmoil all over the city. Nice try, but the standard nobudget acting style and a rather jarring softcore sex scene defeats any intended purpose. But really, what's the point? Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes have already done modernday Shakespeare much better. 90m/C VHS, DVD . Sevier Crespo, Luchana Gatica, Anthony Martins, Beny Mena, Chino XL; D: Paul Wynne; W: Paul Wynne. VIDEO

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