Porté aux nues par certains (Libération), vilipendé par d'autres (Positif), le film ne mérite ni autant d'éloges flatteurs, ni autant d'opprobres incendiaires. Ses 90 minutes mexicaines recèlent effectivement bien des longueurs et des afféteries surnuméraires, mais aussi, par-delà les facilités et les futilités de la narration, quelques éléments fort pertinents, d'une sourde émotion universelle. www.cinefiches.com
impactante, dolorasa, muestra una realidad que no quiero ver. Invasión a lo pendejo. Una historia que francamente me duele porque soy mexicana y ver la mutua agresión de personajes perdidos. Me dolió por dias. no dormí bien. Valiente director, pero no te vuelvo a ver. No soy tu target
Highly minimalistic, deeply bleak portrait of the weak oppressing the weaker (In this, Mexican immigrants men/woman, confined to suburb, called "gringa" by them maybe). Dir depicts a discrimination between minorities so horrifyingly & makes me scream with so-called-that-movie-directed-by-D.Cronenberg explosion of violence like Jackson Pollok's abstract arts. FIN, but their lifes continue til to die or be killed.
Interesting as a film, but the story seemed poor. It seemd only to hinge on one moment (the accidental shooting of the shotgun).. The first twenty minutes or so are also interesting and could be a completely seprate film with the same effect, possibly an even more worthy effect.
Despite some too-long takes and a thin plot, I did like this movie, if not enjoy it. The first half feels like a slow-burn "Falling Down", while the second half, as others have noted, moves into "Funny Games" territory, minus the smirk. I think the message is a little muddy, since the main duo is played sympathetically for half the time and latently sinister for the other. However, it certainly makes an impression.
Interesting. About halfway into the movie I was already dissapointed, it wasn't what I hoped it would have been...I felt like a lot of it was filler, again a 70 minute story padded to 90 minutes, but I guess the director was building tension, even if some of it was boring the final payoff was fantastic.