Drama/Mex (2006)

Three intense human relationship stories are interlaced during one night in contemporary Acapulco. Once upon a time a luxurious port, now in decadence, Acapulco serves as a background for a suicidal old man, for a 15 year old runaway girl,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 23, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2007
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lovely visuals can't save Drama/Mex from its shaky camerawork and thematically uneven plot.

Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times

Drama/Mex has flashy style but puppetlike characters and unconvincing stories.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Visually arresting but thematically uneven, Gerardo Naranjo's fictional snapshot of a gritty Mexican beach is simply too desperate to shock us.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

[Director Gerardo] Naranjo seems to be onto something, even if he doesn't quite get it right this time out.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This relentlessly downbeat portrait of numerous troubled characters is ultimately too derivative and familiar for it to connect with art house audiences despite some effective moments and good performances by its mainly youthful cast.

Jan Stuart

Drama/Mex can't see past its nihilistic little nose.

Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

The murky melodrama's vicarious perversions may set a dubious new low standard in cinema - gross-out tragedy.

AV Club

Drama/Mex has an overheated plot, but it plays out at a low boil, mainly because Naranjo is more interested in the subtle stresses of human interaction than in shrill desperation.

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Andrew O'Hehir

There may be nothing moral or especially original about this movie, but it's got life in it.

Kam Williams

This morally-ambiguous adventure's cleverly-concealed, parallel powder keg plotlines are sufficiently compelling to keep you riveted to these loco losers' predicaments till the bitter end.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Quinto Wallight
The worst part about the awful dialogue said by most of these characters is that it's the most realistic I've seen so far in a Mexican film. The… More