31 January 2002 | peringo2-2
A great first half
When one thinks of "destape" movies, it is clear that the films which Ozores produced during that period fit into that category. Yet, I have my reservations towards putting Ozores in the same basket alongside other directors. All his films have a unique quality. You can tell when a destape movie has been made by Ozores or when it is just a vile copy (for exaple, terrible flicks like "El Cid Cabreador", "Juana la Loca de Vez en Cuando" or "El Holding de la Mosca").
Having said that, I have to say that Ozores never lost his theatrical pace and that this "Liguero Magico" has a wonderful first half before succumbing to boredom. Almost every line spoken here has a delirious and terrorist quality that almost no one has achieved in Spanish cinema. Free yourself from prejudices and enjoy, at least, the first half of this great film that could have been greater. Andres Pajares rarely performed better than here.