2.5 - Above the average indie pulp-fiction-style ensemble-crime-flick with some pretty cool ideas, but flawed execution. Much of the dialog doesn't work and the best scenes are all in the great trailer.
Because of its showy, too-cool structure, many are invoking PULP FICTION when discussing LOWLIFE. Well, it's definitely unapologetic pulp. Almost a kind of zany mash-up of Elmore Leonard and manga. Its focus on U.S. / Mexico border culture and race relations provide it w/ resonances it is not especially interested in plumbing. It basically just wants to go about being fun and inventive in cheerful good faith.
an almost 4. it has potential to be a cult film, to have sequels and prequels due to the strong characters - the super friendly guy with a swastika tattooed in his face, the masked, sensitive wrestler who wants to follows his ancestors legacy,etc. The bonus is the well constructed structure of the film, divided in 3 different perspectives that gives the audience a dynamic view of (...)