Always on the lookout for foreign indies, I rented this movie first, then, after seeing it, I bought it. The quirky, ironic, downright surreal dialogues, especially those involving "bad guy" JuJu, kept me laughing. The bizarre humor is clearly intentional. This movie does not take itself too seriously, and often lovingly mocks the genre to which it is an homage. Some of the cinematography, the converstations between characters, and the graphic-novel-type violence reminded me of Tarantino's work. Yes, it's a revenge story that's already been done, but what hasn't? Yes, it is graphically violent, but in a rather Dali-esque way. The characters, and especially the performance by Mario Cimarro, the Cuban telenovela star known to many Latino viewers, who plays JuJu, elevate this B film to something special and well worth watching. More than once. Cimarro, as JuJu, is superb in his portrayal of a rather complex, yet oddly likable, even sensitive, bad guy.
If you're a Hollywood snob, this film might not be for you. But if you like quirky, ironic, cult-following-suseptible B movies, this one is for you. Definitely a worth watching more than once. And definitely worth owning.