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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 63
    Hannah Brown New York Post

    The premise is so sad it's impossible to chuckle at the often heavy-handed humor. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A brightly colored, picaresque adventure that's equal parts telenovela melodrama and pop-magic realism. show more

  • 75
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    It's remarkably bright, funny and sweet for a film that wades through so much sleaze, though it can't escape all of the weirdness it worms through. show more

  • 90
    L.A. Weekly

    Springall also deftly weaves the film's most dramatic moments with lighthearted comedy, and the result may be Mexico's best film in years. show more

  • 90
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Has the same kind of humor, charm and sensuality that made "Like Water for Chocolate" the most popular foreign-language film until "Life Is Beautiful" came along. show more

  • 80
    The New York Times

    Disarmingly endearing. show more

  • 80
    Chicago Reader

    The incredible adventures pile up unrelentingly, with no inflection, no downtime, and each new space is a set decorator's hallucination, as brightly colored as a candy store on acid. show more

  • 50
    Dennis Lim Village Voice

    There's no gold dust to be found here, just an awful lot of stick-on glitter. show more

  • 50
    Robert Horton

    A Mexican film that reaches for a very weird and risky tone, and, I think, fails. show more

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