The cinematography and blocking are so good, it's worth watching the film to see those two in action. I liked the stories. They're complex and real. I'm not a huge fan of González Iñárritu's completely dour outlook on life, but you have to agree his films bring something new to the table. They are masterpieces, just not the type of films I'd watch time and time again.
There's not much else to say about this great movie... But apart from performances, story, script... Did you pay attention to the blockings? So complex, so fluid, so well done people stay completely unaware of them. Such a great planning and execution (mostly during the first third of the movie). Way less in your face than "Children of Men", but even more effective.
i bought this movie on a total impulse. ive never heard of it and the only thing that drove me to it was gael garcia bernal, but this is probably in the top five movies ive seen in the spanish language. the cinemotography and the story were enthralling. it's ballsy way of telling life like it is in mexico city is ruthless but very accurate to what, i imagine, is real