A pretty much bog-standard potboiler, with all the standard ingredients present, but without much fizz to add interest. Plotwise its a regular rich girl-poor boy romance; she's the indulged, bored daughter of distracted and distant parents who yearns for a bit of attention and excitement in her life and he's the sparky petty criminal who crosses her path and catches her eye. As with practically all of Valentino Trujillo's films, there are few redeeming features for any of the characters, and his characteristic nihilistic view of Mexican society is well-worn but none the less truthful for its familiarity. There's no pretence in his anti- hero, who keeps his dreams just about alive behind his resigned acceptance of a criminal lifestyle.
Average, would be five, but it gets a point for a neatly scripted bit of ensemble playing around a hospital bed.
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