This film was given multiple 4 and 5 star reviews by critics and i have to ask just what they have been watching if they think this is a 4 or 5 star film? It dragged and dragged and dragged.I watched it with my parents and my brother and we all thought it was very poor and could not believe how it could have been so well reviewed. My dad fell asleep and my mum was nodding off too. I was tempted myself, would have been more interesting. Bungs for critics perhaps? I know reviews are subjective but a 5 star review for this is ludicrous. It makes me angry as i often buy based on reviews and its a waste of money.
Compared to Nine queens and The secret in their eyes this is a very very poor film. Even the great acting of Ricardo darin couldnt save it. It seemed ridiculous as well that Darin, looking haggard and baggy eyed as usual,has an affair with a beautiful doctor who looks about half his age. It just wasnt believable. There is one good and amusing scene where 2 gang members who have just been in a fight are getting treated in the same hospital in the same room. They spot each other and despite their injuries start fighting again.That was the only high point of the film.
I love Argentinian cinema and have seen several great films, including the 2 mentioned above, but this is not one of them. Monotonous with unbelievable plot lines its one to avoid, unless you need help getting to sleep, and definitely another one that goes straight in the charity bag.