Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Ellen Fox
    If the filmmakers wanted to talk so much, they should have just gotten together for a long, anecdote-filled, wine-soaked Spanish dinner party and amused themselves.
  2. 38
    What starts as a fairly lighthearted satire ends in a tiresome, ultra-violent shootout -- and the film pretty much throws away the possibilities of Cruz's gender-bending role.
  3. 30
    This must all make sense to Yanes, somehow, but the film plays like a private joke with no punchline.
  4. 30
    An unfocused, overplotted, painfully derivative comic fantasy.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Miller
    Imagines Heaven and Hell as places so deeply mired in the business-as-usual hassles of earthly life that the battle between good and evil becomes a downright dull affair.
  6. Bernal can't decide if he's making a Tarantino homage or an Almodovar riff or an Albert Brooks tribute...and the wobbly sensibility finally knocks the movie's legs out from beneath it altogether.
  7. What ensues is so glum and disjointed that the film becomes an even bigger mess.

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