Killing Ends (Matando Cabos) (2005)
Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 7
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Average Rating: 4.3/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 4
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Average Rating: 4.1/5
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Oscar Cabos, a multimillionaire tycoon, is being held for ransom -- only his captors have nabbed the wrong man. Now, to get their money, they must find the real Cabos -- which could get tricky since he's been counter-kidnapped by his future son-in-law and impersonated by his childhood friend (now his janitor), Nacho. To make matters worse, the two desperate friends who started this mess must rely on the less-than-delicate street savvy of former wrestler "Mascarita" and the pint-sized Tony "The
Aug 26, 2005 Wide
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The Alejandro Lozano film may lack the writing finesse shown by the Coen brothers or Quentin Tarantino, but the Latin touch makes up for the rough spots.
A Spanish-language black comedy with a frenetic style that plays out like regurgitated Tarantino and Guy Ritchie.
What makes this movie funny -- and different from all the pictures it may remind you of -- is the relentlessness of its characters' amorality.
Prominently placed in Jaque's bachelor pad is a poster for Down by Law, but it's abundantly clear that Lozano and company have been re-watching Pulp Fiction for the last decade.
It's hit and miss (in more ways than one). There are moments when this is hilarious and times when the extreme violence snatches away all possibility of humor.
Exhibits a lot of energy and visual pizzazz, but ultimately it's all empty style without substance, and its characters are a repulsive lot.
First-time feature director and co-writer Alejandro Lozano can't maintain his plot's cleverness nor the split-second comic timing a film with this many crazy coincidences needs to succeed.
This well-paced flick skillfully balances all the violence and wackiness.
America has its share of Quentin Tarantino wannabes; why shouldn't Mexico? Alejandro Lozano is pretty good as wannabes go, though.
A dirty good time, a hilarious tragedy that paints smiles on the sad human condition.
'Estupendo ejercicio de cine realizado sin pretensiones mayores que la de entretener un buen rato al espectador, lo cual logra con creces.'
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