A Day Without a Mexican Reviews

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April 29, 2009
Feels scattered, and inept, and takes a golden opportunity slamming it into the floor.
August 7, 2008
May 6, 2006
April 4, 2005
'Tiene la honestidad de ser una divertida y, por momentos compleja, denuncia de los maltratos y desprecio a los que son sometidos nuestros compatriotas en el extranjero'
October 19, 2004
September 24, 2004
For the first hour director Arau ... and his co-writer and wife, actress Arizmendi, negotiate the story's tricky mix of comedy, social satire and science fiction with surprising aplomb.
September 17, 2004
As many times you consider A Day Without a Mexican a crude and underdeveloped parody, there are moments that it vindicates itself with on-the-money situations.
September 16, 2004
The movie in its extended version is frequently muddled, emotionally messy, a little heavy-handed and misses the real opportunity presented by the new format.
August 27, 2004
Charming if amateurish farce of a movie.
August 26, 2004
By the film's end, we're more beleaguered than enlightened.
June 9, 2004
A cheap-looking, one-joke movie that can't get any laughs even in its first telling.
June 4, 2004
The tone is often that of a preachy after-school special, down to the instructional messages that regularly flash across the screen.
June 3, 2004
Arau has expanded his satirical short from 1998 into one joke that he solemnly beats to death for 100 minutes.
May 25, 2004
A promising premise without a successful follow-through...vacillates between preachy tract and bland comedy.
May 22, 2004
An ambitious, hit-and-miss social satire that doesn't score as many direct hits as it should. But it lands enough punches to get its point across.
May 19, 2004
Ultimately loses something in the translation from 28 minutes to 97.
May 18, 2004
The film suffers from low-budget-and-looks-it production values and some ridiculous aspects of the plot, even for a fantasy like this.
May 15, 2004
This Day not only lacks Mexicans but also good acting, sharp storytelling and humor.
May 14, 2004
In tripling the original length, the film's delightfully pointed mockumentary aspects are combined with a pallid chain of sketched-in characters reacting to events.
May 14, 2004
A film content to let some mild comedy carry its straightforward message rather than trying to say something more profound.
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