Man I love this flick. Sevilla's hotter than a firecracker, and Figuroa's cinematography is delicious. Very much a product of its time and place, the film has an overheated dynamic that could easily be construed as camp. But that doesn't detract from my enjoyment of this film, not at all.
Technically, VoS is great. The direction, cinematography, and editing are spotless. However, the film wanders into well-known Fernández territory. It sets up a tale that is melodramatic, but it soon becomes a moralistic tale, presenting in the end a really hopeful message for future Mexico. It becomes preachy, and that takes a lot from the final result.