Violence, revenge, and Los Tigres del Norte
As far as crime drama's go, you could do better than this one. On the other hand, if you're a huge "Los Tigres del Norte" fan or want to see some of Veracruz or would like to sample Fernando Almada's wardrobe, then by all means watch it. You might need sunglasses, though, as early on Señor Almada gets decked out all in white! It would seem as if he were vying for best dressed police lieutenant in this picture, for goodness sake! Anyway, he could have played his part in his sleep, so the sartorial selections at least kept him interested. (If you want to see him in a different kind of role, view the movie La Muerte del Chacal.) Sergio Goyri and Jorge Luke fortunately had some acting to do. Jorge, it must be noted, is one of the few actors that can switch back and forth between good guy and bad. And when he plays bad, as in this picture, he goes all out! It's basically a vigilante themed movie as Jorge and company rape and kill, Sergio is out for vengeance, and Fernando representing the law, tries to capture Jorge and stop Sergio. The moral being, sometimes the victim is no better than those that did him harm. Musically speaking this 20 year old film(as of 2007) still has relevance. Los Tigres del Norte are as strong now as they were back then, and they do a live performance of their hit, "El Otro Mexico" here, although the plot line proceeds as they are singing. And the song, "Camino al Infierno" is by the head of the Rivero clan, Pedro himself! Now his son Lupillo and daughter Jenni are topping the charts. The bottom line with this film is, plot construction good, pace good, but moments to elevate it above others in the genre, zero.
- Sep 15, 2007
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