Aunque podamos calificarla de superficial en su aproximación al tema del robo de un museo, es una película que se disfruta gracias a la ligereza y frescura que caracterizan su tono y estilo. Algunas escenas juegan con un distanciamiento formal que remite a la nueva ola francesa (el montaje durante el robo, el fuera de sincro cuando inhalan coca, la pelea en el bar con esos foleys tan exagerados)
I think Museo shares the same problem as Güeros: its merely an exercise in style while the scrip goes everywhere and nowhere at the same time. The opening quote and the final line of dialogue suggest something that is never fully explored or accomplished throughout. Taking apart some magnificent sequences (the heist being the highlight) it's never as grandiose as an exaggerated version of the basis of its history.
Not your classic heist film, Museo (the story is a replica of the original, we’re told) is laugh-out loud funny in spots, moving in others, owing to a script that for handles shifts in tone with aplomb, though it loses its way in the final third. But it’s hard to be too upset with the film since it built up substantial goodwill with Gael Garcia Bernal perfect as one half of the lovable losers who pull of the robbery.