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Movie Review: Ladron Que Roba a Ladron

Alternate Title: It Takes a Thief

Story: What do you get when you combine the best of Hollywood caper films with the steamy, funny, sexy style of Telemundo? You get one entertaining end of the summer film.

The hi-jinks all take place in LA and the film is in Spanish. Imagine a Robin Hood type plot where a gang of oddballs manage to plan and execute a heist on a slick and smarmy con man who has been robbing poor immigrants with his phony elixirs that promise curing everything from being overweight to cancer.

Director Joe Menendez and script writer Jose Angel Henrickson deliver a funny, fast paced, wholly predictable fun ride. If you want a few end of the summer laughs before Hollywood chokes us with those serious Oscar contenders check it out.

Acting: A fine ensemble cast including Fernando Colunga, Miguel Varoni, Julie Gonzalo, Oscar Torre, Gabriel Soto, Saúl Lisazo and Ivonne Montero.

Predilection: I like capers

Critters: None

Sex Spectrum: Lots of cleavage and some bedroom scenes but no sex is seen on screen.

Blatant Product Placement: None

Soundtrack: Fun

Opening Titles: A jazzy graphic beginning and end.

Visual Art: Lots of very funny details in the various homes.

Theater Audience: About six other movie goers who were all having as good a time as I did.

Weather: LA was sunny and clear.

Sappy Factor: 1

Quirky Meter: 0

Squirm Scale: The idea of bilking the poor is reprehensible.

Drift Factor: I did not drift.

Predictability Level: Over the top.

Tissue Usage: 0

Oscar Worthy: No

Soap Box: There are a few scenes that address the racist society that exists in the US and how immigrants are treated in this society. I agreed with all of the ideas and the delivery.

Big Screen or Rental: Either

Length: 100 minutes