"The Criminal Life Of Archibaldo de la Cruz" is yet another brilliant film from the great Luis Bunuel. It vibrates with his exquisite eye for composition, style and eroticism. It's one of those films that keeps you gripped and watching without any actual violence (though there is some with the Bunuel mark of surrealism). The performances are all convincing, the plot is complex and keeps you guessing all the way through. There are surprises large and small and it all seems so real because Bunuel makes it all so plausible, he had such an insight into human behavior which is really evident here in a film driven completely by story and characters, more by the characters actually. There is also a lot of style here in the photography, costumes, settings etc. Bunuel was not a tame director and here his eye for style and conversations and behaviors is what makes this a brilliant jewel of cinema from his "Mexican years" after he left Spain. "The Criminal Life Of Archibaldo De La Cruz" stands among his best works. He shows a touch of eroticism here that is convincing and artistic (it usually has to do with his obsessions with legs and shoes, but it's brilliantly filmed). Here we have a great example of cinema driven by the characters and their minds, lusts and dark secrets. We really feel as if we are in the mind of de la Cruz. As always, Bunuel adds his touch of surrealism, which is great. Don't miss this one, great cinema.