It's provocative and hugely entertaining, a highpoint in the blossoming period of 1990s Spanish cinema.
| Original Score: 9/10
The sex scenes are so bizarre as to be parodic and it all looks terribly ugly. But wonderful vignettes of rural life, and a terrific performance from Pablito the piglet. Ham indeed.
"Jamon Jamon" is not quite pop art, and it's not surprising or witty enough to work as satire. It's on a wavelength not easy to tune in.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A movie that combines lurid melodrama with vast improbabilities, sexy soap opera with heartfelt romance, and cheerful satire with heedless raunch.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
It has so much of that sly and deviously wicked sensibility that Bartel's films evidence. Jamon Jamon is a fun and farcical ride.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Although possessing a biting wit and excellent sense of the offbeat, too much of Jamon, Jamon follows obvious paths.
| Original Score: 2/4
A coarse muddle of melodrama, romance and cautionary tale, the film is chiefly a tribute to throbbing Latin manhood, as cretinous and sophomoric as it is pretentiously surreal.
It wants to be sexy, funny and incisive, but instead it is more overheated and silly.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 4/10