Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Joseph Trevino
    90
    Springall also deftly weaves the film's most dramatic moments with lighthearted comedy, and the result may be Mexico's best film in years.
  2. Has the same kind of humor, charm and sensuality that made "Like Water for Chocolate" the most popular foreign-language film until "Life Is Beautiful" came along.
  3. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    80
    Disarmingly endearing.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    80
    The incredible adventures pile up unrelentingly, with no inflection, no downtime, and each new space is a set decorator's hallucination, as brightly colored as a candy store on acid.
  5. It's remarkably bright, funny and sweet for a film that wades through so much sleaze, though it can't escape all of the weirdness it worms through.
  6. 70
    A brightly colored, picaresque adventure that's equal parts telenovela melodrama and pop-magic realism.
  7. 63
    The premise is so sad it's impossible to chuckle at the often heavy-handed humor.
  8. 50
    There's no gold dust to be found here, just an awful lot of stick-on glitter.
  9. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    50
    A Mexican film that reaches for a very weird and risky tone, and, I think, fails.

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