Sin noticias de Dios (Don't Tempt Me)
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Sin noticias de Dios (Don't Tempt Me)
Two of Spain's biggest female stars headline this offbeat comedy about the battle of wills between good and evil. Heaven is not getting its fair share of business for the afterlife, so Lola (Victoria Abril), an angel who sings in a nightclub located beyond the pearly gates, is sent to Earth to drum up business by her boss, Marina (Fanny Ardant). Her first prospect is Manny (Demián Bichir), a prizefighter with an injury that could take his life at any time. As Lola tries to claim Manny's soul for the Lord, the wicked Jack Davenport (Gael García Bernal) believes that the Devil deserves… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's all harmless fun, I suppose, and mercifully free of all the cant usually associated with fantasies of Heaven and Hell."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Consistently clever and inventive on a level a little below the inspired."
‑ Bob Campbell, Newark Star-Ledger
"Bendito Infierno's characters crack and pop off the screen; you're caught up in their tussle even as you acknowledge its artificiality."
‑ Brent Simon, Now Playing Magazine
"A train wreck of half-developed ideas without a unifying thread."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"This doesn't intend to be a mystery but it sure makes one out of why the investors didn't require a re-write."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Manny is so uninteresting as a pivotal character that he's a black hole who sucks away our investment in the film."
‑ Ellen Fox, Chicago Tribune
"It's only sporadically entertaining."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"...undoubtedly a silly premise, but writer/director Agustin Diaz Yanes imbues the film with enough style and humor to keep things interesting."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Sometimes nothing is more irritating than forced wackiness. Especially forced wackiness with a supposed deeper point."
‑ Kim Morgan, Oregonian
"Bernal can't decide if he's making a Tarantino homage or an Almodóvar riff or an Albert Brooks tribute... and the wobbly sensibility finally knocks the movie's legs out from beneath it altogether."
‑ Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Observer
"A sultry, pretty thing with a few good ideas: in other words, stuck in limbo."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"An unfocused, overplotted, painfully derivative comic fantasy."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"As tempting as it is to describe the level of humor in Don't Tempt Me as hellish, that's probably giving the movie more credit than it deserves. Although describing anything in this dark comedy as heavenly is even more of a stretch."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A barely comprehensible mess ... Fun is something in very short supply in this would-be comedy."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"The film lumbers along with a confused logic and becomes so entangled in its own numerous subplots that it trips over its own leaden feet."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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