Killing Ends (Matando Cabos)
Killing Ends (Matando Cabos) (2005)

Oscar Cabos, a multimillionaire tycoon, is being held for ransom -- only his captors have nabbed the wrong man. Now, to get their money, they must find the real Cabos -- which could get tricky since he's been counter-kidnapped by his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 26, 2005
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

The Alejandro Lozano film may lack the writing finesse shown by the Coen brothers or Quentin Tarantino, but the Latin touch makes up for the rough spots.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

A Spanish-language black comedy with a frenetic style that plays out like regurgitated Tarantino and Guy Ritchie.

Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

It's hit and miss (in more ways than one). There are moments when this is hilarious and times when the extreme violence snatches away all possibility of humor.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

There isn't any deep message to Matando Cabos; it's pure entertainment.

Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

What makes this movie funny -- and different from all the pictures it may remind you of -- is the relentlessness of its characters' amorality.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Exhibits a lot of energy and visual pizzazz, but ultimately it's all empty style without substance, and its characters are a repulsive lot.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A grimly unfunny and stupefyingly inept comedy.

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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly

Prominently placed in Jaque's bachelor pad is a poster for Down by Law, but it's abundantly clear that Lozano and company have been re-watching Pulp Fiction for the last decade.

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Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

First-time feature director and co-writer Alejandro Lozano can't maintain his plot's cleverness nor the split-second comic timing a film with this many crazy coincidences needs to succeed.

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