AroView: Will Ferrell goes off the grid in this bizarre, no-budget Mexican melodrama shot in the Spanish language. An inspired spoof, depending on your tolerance for inscrutable meta-comedy, he plays the jealous brother of a high-rolling businessman whose dodgy dealings put the family at war with a ruthless drug lord (Gael Garcia Bernal).
“A joyous, ramshackle celebration of sloppy filmmaking and cheapo production design.”
“It’s a funny movie, although rarely is the humor of the loud, obnoxious kind we have come to associate with Ferrell. It’s not unlike “Blazing Saddles. ~James Berardinelli, ReelViews