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What a disappointment
on 8 January 2013
I bought this after many years looking for this film, after hearing José Luis Garci speak very highly of it in his TV program. I was expecting such a great film, then when I do I find it's so very much below the expectations that I almost threw the disc out of the window.
The first part is poor, specially because of the acting. When Muni's character is asked to go to the police the acting is such that this doesn't look like a gangster film, but a parody; in fact, the rest of the characters are caricaturesque, too. Then the development of the film feels very childish and simplistic; the inclusion of a scene that makes no sense within the film just to have a guy give a speech to the spectator against free traffic of weapons within US is just like a very bad commercial as thought by a five year old for a class assignment was the lowest point of it all. It doesn't help. "Scarface: the extralong PSA for gun control"
If one doesn't take the disc and throw it into the trash can, then one will end seeing a mildly entertaining gangster film, after all, so I'm giving it the second star.