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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Exhibits a lot of energy and visual pizzazz, but ultimately it's all empty style without substance, and its characters are a repulsive lot.
| Original Score: D+
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
This well-paced flick skillfully balances all the violence and wackiness.
| Original Score: B+
There isn't any deep message to Matando Cabos; it's pure entertainment.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
A grimly unfunny and stupefyingly inept comedy.
| Original Score: 0/5
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
Commercials vet and tyro helmer Alejandro Lozano is more struggling traffic cop than director as plot's increasingly ridiculous complications bunch up into a knot.
America has its share of Quentin Tarantino wannabes; why shouldn't Mexico? Alejandro Lozano is pretty good as wannabes go, though.
| Original Score: B-
A dirty good time, a hilarious tragedy that paints smiles on the sad human condition.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
'Estupendo ejercicio de cine realizado sin pretensiones mayores que la de entretener un buen rato al espectador, lo cual logra con creces.'