Drama/Mex (2006)

Drama/Mex (2006)




Critic Consensus: Lovely visuals can't save Drama/Mex from its shaky camerawork and thematically uneven plot.

Movie Info

Three intense human relationship stories are interlaced during one night in contemporary Acapulco. Once upon a time a luxurious port, now in decadence, Acapulco serves as a background for a suicidal old man, for a 15 year old runaway girl, and for a young couple who face the hardships of separation after a tragic break up.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Gerardo Neranjo, Gerardo Naranjo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 4, 2007
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Critic Reviews for Drama/Mex

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (11)

Drama/Mex has flashy style but puppetlike characters and unconvincing stories.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

This relentlessly downbeat portrait of numerous troubled characters is ultimately too derivative and familiar for it to connect with art house audiences despite some effective moments and good performances by its mainly youthful cast.

July 17, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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Drama/Mex has an overheated plot, but it plays out at a low boil, mainly because Naranjo is more interested in the subtle stresses of human interaction than in shrill desperation.

Full Review… | July 13, 2007
AV Club
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Visually arresting but thematically uneven, Gerardo Naranjo's fictional snapshot of a gritty Mexican beach is simply too desperate to shock us.

Full Review… | July 13, 2007
New York Daily News
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Drama/Mex can't see past its nihilistic little nose.

Full Review… | July 12, 2007
Top Critic

There may be nothing moral or especially original about this movie, but it's got life in it.

Full Review… | July 11, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Drama/Mex

The worst part about the awful dialogue said by most of these characters is that it's the most realistic I've seen so far in a Mexican film. The characters fail to have any depth or insight into their lives. They should've just stayed with one of the stories, since the director was unable to fully tell any of the two at once.

Quinto Wallight

Super Reviewer


I found the next Wong Kar-wai, and he's a Mexican! The most exciting new filmmaker I've seen in a long long time. He wears his Godard and Cassavetes on his sleeve and mixes it with machismo, sand, futbol, and alcohol. Puro mexicano.

GringoTex Johnson

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