The Tax Collector

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The Tax Collector is a typical gangster movie we all have seen, at least it was engaging enough for me to care!!!

Real Rating: 2.5 Chocolate Bars

What I Like:

-I do like a good old gangster film, even the bad ones, this film did have my attention from beginning to end especially dealing with Mexican gangs in South Central LA

The So So:

-The acting was a mix bag some were good like the protagonist Bobby Soto and Jimmy Smits, some were bad like the main antagonist, Jose “Conejo” Martin, and some that were laughable because I can’t take them seriously as gangsters like Shia Lebouf (more on him later) and George Lopez, I love you George Lopez, but being a gangster is not one of your good things

What I Didn’t Like:

-The movie is a formulaic gangster movie, where they have to deal with rivals and tragedy, and the characters are the typical characters for this kind of movie, I practically predicted what’s going to happen until the end
-I still don’t understand why Shia Lebouf was casted for this movie was the enforcer, his acting was laughable, but at the same time, I was offended because they could’ve casted another actor with Latino origins to play his character instead of whitewashing it with Lebouf, and what’s the point of Lebouf getting a real chest tattoo for his role when you barely see it, so many wrongs with this character

Overall:

It does have its formulaic flaws, and other issues (Shia Lebouf). With all that said, it was still engaging to see how this story went down. I just wish there was something more inspiring for these characters instead of seeing the same old thing!!!

Real Rating: 2.5 Chocolate Bars