Fugitivas (2000) from Tuna

Fugitivas is basically a buddy/road movie, but with a thriller twist, and strange traveling companions. Laia Marull, her boyfriend, and two other hoods hold up a state lottery sales office. Marull's boyfriend leaves the other two stranded at the scene and goes to his sister's. He is to borrow her car, and take her seven year old daughter, who interferes with her business as a prostitute, to live with the father. The three of them start out, and the two left at the robbery are in pursuit. They stop at a rest stop for the night, and the boyfriend leaves with the cash, stranding Marull and the young girl with no cash and the two ex-partners after them.


Laia Marull shows breasts in the first few minutes of the film in two scenes, and Silvia Espigado shows breasts and buns in the course of her job.
not available in Region 1
Marull wants nothing more than to dump the girl anywhere, but, at the same time, feels a kinship with her do to her own difficult childhood.  Only slightly flawed by a predictable ending, this was an entertaining enough film with good technical aspects, and Marull is a real screen presence. She gets lots of work (9 credits in 5 years), and should have a huge career.  

The Critics Vote

  • Laia Marull won a best new actress Goya for this film

The People Vote ...

IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C+, with plenty of pace and excitement.

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