THE LITTLE MOVIE THAT COULD
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's not very often we come across an underground independent film that is actually entertaining or even holds our interest. Usually these types of films are either too artsy or so low budget they're painful to watch. SUCKERS not only held my interest but had my whole family in stitches laughing! It's about three losers in the seedier side of Los Angeles looking to make a buck any way they can. But they're all so stupid in their own ways they end up getting themselves in trouble with local thugs (who I think have the funniest scenes in the movie). When I found out SUCKERS was made with almost no budget my jaw hit the floor. It turns out SUCKERS was made by a group of totally inexperienced friends from East LA who had a dream about making a movie. So in the summer of `97, after taking some basic film classes at a community college and using only the first draft of their script, they recruited anyone they knew willing to help out for free and shot SUCKERS in 15 days. With the exception of Danny De La Paz (latino film icon), all the actors and crew were first timers with zero experience. In fact, the crew and actors were the same people! (They talk about it in the DVD special features). So five years later SUCKERS finally gets released. I highly recommend this movie not only because it's hilarious, but because the underdog behind-the-scenes story is so inspiring."
Movie Miracle Must-Have!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Made for a miniscule $11,000, "Suckers" proves that dedication, creativity, and talent can turn a first-time film effort into a darling little movie. The Sativa Brothers ambitiously enter the urban latino comedy genre, untouched since "Born In East L.A." (1987), with a lovable crossover movie that ranks in the low budget arena with "Clerks" and "El Mariachi." "Suckers" is a must-have for any aspiring filmmaker and guarantees laughs to viewers who don't go to church on Sundays."