Killing Ends (Matando Cabos) Reviews

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August 30, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 28, 2005
Exhibits a lot of energy and visual pizzazz, but ultimately it's all empty style without substance, and its characters are a repulsive lot.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
August 26, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
August 26, 2005
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

E! Online
August 26, 2005
This well-paced flick skillfully balances all the violence and wackiness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
August 25, 2005
There isn't any deep message to Matando Cabos; it's pure entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 25, 2005
A grimly unfunny and stupefyingly inept comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
August 25, 2005
A Spanish-language black comedy with a frenetic style that plays out like regurgitated Tarantino and Guy Ritchie.
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
August 25, 2005
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
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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
August 25, 2005
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.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
April 9, 2005
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.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 9, 2005
America has its share of Quentin Tarantino wannabes; why shouldn't Mexico? Alejandro Lozano is pretty good as wannabes go, though.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeremy Mathews
Film Threat
April 9, 2005
A dirty good time, a hilarious tragedy that paints smiles on the sad human condition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 7, 2005
'Estupendo ejercicio de cine realizado sin pretensiones mayores que la de entretener un buen rato al espectador, lo cual logra con creces.'
| Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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