The World Cup was an interesting framing device to tell the story of crime in modern Mexico City. What kills me is that it makes everything feel stretched out and a thin story becomes thinner. The acting is strong, but the dramatic tension doesn’t feel like it’s there. The closest we come to a personality is the Boxer hired to watch over Bardem brother at the hideout. Even that is trite and feels cliched to a point.
The DVD and Blu-Ray sports most of the same special features. You get some more featurettes on the Blu-Ray and the Blu touts closed captions as a special feature. The 1080p transfer makes the most out of black levels on the Blu-Ray, but everything feels flat on the DVD. The Dolby track is clear on the DVD, but I could never quite tell the audio track on the Blu-Ray as it seemed lossy. My receiver read it as a PCM mix, but I think that’s because it was trying to decode the right audio mix. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Release Date: OUT NOW!