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  • Summary: When legendary thief Max Cruz is framed by the CIA, he has no choice but to help them with a top-secret mission in the Yucatan.
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. 40
    Director Roger Christian (Battlefield Earth -- yes, that Battlefield Earth) and screenwriters Scott Duncan and Ned Kerwin have been influenced more by James Bond than El Mariachi–style spaghetti Westerns.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    The filmmakers seem split between doing it straight and gleefully ripping up the genre, and never make up their minds.
  3. 30
    A bust. As murky as its release print, it is a stale, incoherent spy caper.
  4. Reviewed by: Luke Sader
    30
    If ever there was a lusty, lowbrow genre film destined for a life on video, this is it.
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  1. BetteW.
    Jun 19, 2006
    10
    Writer's Scott Duncan and Ned Kerwin, AKA" The Best Damn Screenwriters in the World" (New York Times) have once again proved that LA is not in touch with the East Coast's sophisticated taste. The film is a must see for the intricate allegoriical connections that prove Hollywood glitter is fool's gold. Some allusions are subtle, but the message is both social and satirical. The dry imagery and homages to Beckett , Tolstoy and Satre haunt viewers long after the film closes with new insight into god and the superman, and leaves us wanting to learn more from Duncan and Kerwin about human fragility. Expand