Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. It is a bravura work that attests to Pineyro's command of a style rich in texture and nuance and also of multilayered material.
  2. 80
    Those who hang in for the long haul are rewarded with a sexy, moving love story.
  3. 80
    Burnt Money arranges a triumphant martyrdom for its bad boys -- a redemptive blaze of glory, dozens of faceless corpses notwithstanding.
  4. The passions of "Plata Quemada" are as bold as the images.
  5. 78
    Well worth seeing if you have even the slightest interest in guns and sex and the interplay between the two (and who doesn't?), Burnt Money also has, you'll forgive the pun, style to burn.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    The most affecting parts of this film are its quieter, character-driven moments, and it's beautifully acted; if there is indeed an "Argentinean New Wave" afoot, Brédice might be its Anna Karina.
  7. This isn't entertainment for the faint of heart.
  8. Director Marcelo Pineyro imbues the film with mood and style and yet the violent climax holds little thrall as a lack of character development makes it had to care about the robbers' fate.
  9. What makes this one stand out is the tugging, melancholy romance hiding behind the curtain of blood.
  10. 63
    A stylish look and a fair amount of hot and heavy sex (mostly hetero), and the final shootout is pretty nifty.
  11. 60
    This bed-swapping crime story is ultimately too protracted, but Piñeyro's direction is richly atmospheric, full of noir shadows and strong period detail.
  12. A sexy, mildly entertaining import.
  13. 50
    Hopped up on standard action riffs, most of the film feels like hand-me-downs purchased from the John Woo outlet.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. StephenG.
    Mar 4, 2007
    Fascinating story, great cinematography, perfect casting, and nailed acting. If done in Hollywood it would have walked away with at least 5 academy awards, but Hollywood hasn't the talent to make this kind of compelling and captivating picture anymore. Full Review »
  2. PaulM.
    Sep 4, 2006
    I have an absolute fettish with this film. The acting is superb.