La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law) Reviews

October 2, 2003
Herod's Law is beautifully photographed, its imagery glazed with a sepia patina that suggests dust and neglect.
September 18, 2003
Alczar, who won the Mexican Oscar for his performance, brings a lot of energy to the role, but it's not enough to counterbalance the film's heavy-handed predictability.
September 12, 2003
Alcazar makes a deft transition from idiot to maniac, serving as an anchor for the broad performances around him.
September 12, 2003
Accomplished and delightfully subversive.
September 12, 2003
Funny, evocatively photographed, and vibrantly acted salvo.
July 16, 2003
Comes off as cartoonish drivel, broadly played and poorly written.
July 11, 2003
Luis Estrada, the co-writer and director, uses his characters so clearly as symbols that he neglects to give them the complexity of human beings.
July 10, 2003
As [Estrada's] fast-moving scenes raced toward the big-bang finish, I never wanted the dust to settle.
June 12, 2003
A bombshell in its home country, Herod's Law is made with the kind of flair that ensures a following everywhere politicians are venal and voters hope against hope for deliverance.
June 12, 2003
A bracingly sarcastic political comedy ... possessed of a baleful satiric eye for hypocrisy and greed, a delicious anti-clerical bent, and pitch-perfect comic timing.
April 11, 2001
The actors are uniformly excellent, embracing their arch roles without succumbing to caricature.
March 22, 2001
Production values are excellent and so is the cast.