Compadres (film)

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Compadres american poster .jpg
American theatrical release poster
Directed byEnrique Begne
Written by
Produced by
  • Francisco González Compeán
  • Ben Odell
  • Omar Chaparro
  • Aislinn Derbez
  • José Sefami
  • Erick Elías
  • Camila Sodi
  • Joaquín Cosío
  • Héctor Jimenez
  • Eric Roberts
  • Rip Torn
  • Joey Morgan
  • Kevin Pollak
CinematographyFederico Barbabosa
Edited byJorge Macaya
Music byJoan Valent, C-Kan
Draco Films
Distributed byVideocine S.A. de C.V.
Pantelion Films
(United States)
Release date
  • 31 March 2016 (2016-03-31)
Running time
102 minutes[1]
  • English
  • Spanish
Budget$3 million[2]
Box office$7.4 million[2]

Compadres is a 2016 Mexican-American action comedy-drama film directed by Enrique Begne and co-written with Ted Perkins and Gabriel Ripstein. This film featured a cast of Mexican and American actors made up of Omar Chaparro, Aislinn Derbez, José Sefami, Erick Elías, Camila Sodi, Joaquín Cosío, Héctor Jimenez, Eric Roberts, Rip Torn, Joey Morgan and Kevin Pollak.

The film was released on March 31, 2016 in Mexico and on April 22, 2016 in the United States.


After being released from prison, former Mexican cop Diego Garza (Omar Chaparro) seeks revenge on Santos (Erick Elias). Santos has kidnapped his girlfriend María (Aislinn Derbez) and framed him for a crime he didn't commit. With the help of his former boss Coronado (José Sefami), Garza manages to escape with a tip about how to find Santos which leads him to San Diego in search of an "accountant." This said accountant is responsible for stealing $10 million from Santos and may know Santos' whereabouts. When Garza arrives, he is shocked to find that the infamous accountant is a 17 year old white American computer hacker named Vic (Joey Morgan). Despite an immediate disdain for each other, these two divided by culture, language and age, realize that Garza's low tech brain and Vic's high tech hacker skills may be their only chance at finding Santos before he finds them.



Omar Chaparro interprets the main song of the movie, Si hubiera sabido.


Box office[edit]

Compadres opened theatrically in the United States from Pantelion Films on 22 April 2016 in 368 venues and earned $1,397,434 in its opening weekend, ranking ninth in the North American box office and second among the new releases.[3] In Mexico, the film was released on 31 March and, as of 17 April, had grossed $4,225,771, bringing the film's worldwide total to $5,623,205.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 33% approval score based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 4.4/10.[5] Metacritic reports a 28 out of 100 rating based on 5 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[6]


  1. ^ "AMC Theatres: Compadres". AMC Theatres. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Compadres (2016)". The Numbers. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Weekend Box Office Results for April 22-24, 2016". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Compadres (2016) - International Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Compadres (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Compadres reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 27 April 2016.

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