Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 20


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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.


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Critic Reviews for Drama/Mex

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

    Aug 16, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 17, 2007
  • 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.

    Jul 13, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…
    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.

    Jul 13, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Drama/Mex can't see past its nihilistic little nose.

    Jul 12, 2007 | Rating: 2/4

    Jan Stuart

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

    Jul 11, 2007

Audience Reviews for Drama/Mex

  • Apr 01, 2008
    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 W Super Reviewer

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