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  • Summary: An exploration of morality and mortality in Medellín, Colombia. (Paramount Classics)
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. As the film, with its haunting score and inspired use of popular music, builds flawlessly to its resounding conclusion, it is accompanied by a pitch-dark humor that grows out of the sheer absurdity of the city's daily body count.
  2. It's sad, funny, shocking and completely unlike any movie in a dozen years.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    88
    Plays like a dislocated version of ''Death in Venice,'' but in a dryer, higher climate that features exponentially more firepower.
  4. By the end of the movie, the characters are numbed, while the audience is sensitized to the mayhem to an almost unbearable degree.
  5. 70
    The performances can be stiff, but a kinetic mix of anxiety, dread, and numbed resignation is always palpable.
  6. 40
    Far from creating a pungent portrait of a society gone mad with blood and greed, Schroeder's movie strives for political points while it's whiffing on simplicities like character, motivation, and believability.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4