Killing Ends (Matando Cabos) Reviews

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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
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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.