In my personal opinion, there is nothing wrong with being heavily influenced by other movies. Except, if it is almost in a dose of copying. To me Snatch is a copy of Lock, but this one is heavily influenced by these two movies. As in interesting note, one of the memorable characters of the movie is a dog just like in Snatch. The story is international, I mean it isn't necessarily Mexican. The characters are familiar and story-line & editing isn't something we have never seen before. Told in real-time, it was a nice Mexican experience in the genre but it isn't neither their most original nor best movies like Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother, Too), Babel or Sin Nombre (Without Name), the ones received world wide appreciation.
Won many awards in Ariel Awards, known as Mexican Oscars and in Mexico MTV Movie Awards. Ah, and I shouldn't forget to mention Diego Luna. Internationally acclaimed actor's presence is the biggest plus of the movie. As many of others, Bianchi's short but memorable acting is one of my favorite.
So if you enjoyed Snatch and Lock, and are ready to try a good caper from world cinema, go and rent this Mexican, Argentine and Spanish co-production.
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lots of chasing
a heist with a highly humorous style
a wild, dark caper
a heist with high dose of violence
a robbery movie from world cinema
a heist told in real time
then this is your movie.
If you liked this movie, I believe you might like also:
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Small Time Crooks (2000)
Degree: Caper Movie
Important Reminder: Below trailer might contain important spoilers.
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