Family: a necessary burden. Amaryllis Campos is young and beautiful, a classically trained dancer delivering pizzas in Puerto Rico, living with her parents and her drug-selling chump of a ... See full summary »
Ivan, Julia and Kike were born and grew up in Culebra where they shared a close friendship. Ivan and Julia are a couple but Kike is in love with Julia. They are separated when Ivan is ... See full summary »
Carlos Esteban Fonseca,
Kamar de los Reyes,
At about ten minutes and eighteen seconds into the film, The Narrator is awoken by a car horn outside the "warehouse". He gets up, on his knees, using the cane for support. Then the camera switches to a shot of Walter laying on the ground, his cane visible and also lying on the ground. In the next shot, Walter's cane is in The Narrator's hand again. See more »
For the first time in my life I feel like I've been part of a job well done. The operative word being *done*.
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Without getting into specifics that would ruin the film for those that have not yet seen it, I will simply say that this is a film that has absolutely no direct comparison. It is a stand alone piece of work.
At the outset, I was completely surprised that I was in a world or universe I have never seen before. It felt like some kind of bizarre paradox between the The Godfather and The Maltese Falcon.
Sure there were times I was frustrated at the pace, but then I was given a healthy dose of very appealing brutality. That is the thing about this film: just when you settle into one facet or genre, the director smashes you into another.
It is obvious I really loved the film, but the truth is that I loved it most because it may not have given me what I am used to getting in little indie action films, but it did give me the unexpected, it was smart as hell, and it contains a whole lot of "I can't believe that happened" moments! See this film and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
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