Killing Ends (Matando Cabos) (2005)



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Movie Info

Oscar Cabos, a multimillionaire tycoon, is being held for ransom -- only his captors have nabbed the wrong man. Now, to get their money, they must find the real Cabos -- which could get tricky since he's been counter-kidnapped by his future son-in-law and impersonated by his childhood friend (now his janitor), Nacho. To make matters worse, the two desperate friends who started this mess must rely on the less-than-delicate street savvy of former wrestler "Mascarita" and the pint-sized Tony "The Cannibal" to sort it all out.
R (for pervasive violence and language, some strong sexuality and drug use)
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Critic Reviews for Killing Ends (Matando Cabos)

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

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… | August 26, 2005
Miami Herald
Top Critic

There isn't any deep message to Matando Cabos; it's pure entertainment.

August 25, 2005
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

A grimly unfunny and stupefyingly inept comedy.

Full Review… | August 25, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A Spanish-language black comedy with a frenetic style that plays out like regurgitated Tarantino and Guy Ritchie.

August 25, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

What makes this movie funny -- and different from all the pictures it may remind you of -- is the relentlessness of its characters' amorality.

August 25, 2005
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 25, 2005
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Killing Ends (Matando Cabos)

Terrific adventure movie touring DF, visiting with the legendary Mascarita, Mexican rugby players, and el Tony.

Daniel Madrigal
Daniel Madrigal

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