15 July 2007 | movielover017
Terrific movie. Great casting. Should do well!
I recently had the pleasure of attending a screening of "From Mexico With Love." No compromises here. The film takes the hot button topic of illegal immigration and skillfully blends it with a multiplicity of human emotions to create an all around fulfilling story.
"From Mexico With Love" is without a doubt one of the better-cast films of late. There are no weak links. Each and every character adds something significant to the story and each and every actor is outstanding. Kudos must go to a great ensemble cast. Kuno Becker deserves the attention he has received from such respected media critics as Roger Ebert, who said of Kuno Becker's performance in "Goal! The Dream Begins" 'Kuno has not only star quality but something more rare, likability. He makes us want his character to succeed.' I couldn't agree more. Steven Bauer, one of my long-time favorite actors, is back in top form and his acting in the movie is reminiscent of his award winning performances in "Traffic" and "Scarface." It is nice to watch a film that relies on story instead of outrageous special effects. Don't get me wrong; I enjoy the summer Hollywood blockbusters, as much as the next guy, but at the end of the day it is refreshing to watch a film with a meaningful story. "From Mexico With Love" is a film that shows we don't need to go offshore to find an independent film with heart and a meaningful story.
Oh yeah, and the fight sequences were the best I have ever seen. The filmmakers used a new device that allowed the fighter's punches to literally come through the screen. It was awesome.