MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 598 this week

El Narco (2010)
"El infierno" (original title)

8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 3,725 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 12 critic

Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 14 Feb 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "El Narco" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: El Narco (2010)

El Narco (2010) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of El Narco.
27 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A fairy tale about the political and socioeconomic realities of Mexico.

Director: Luis Estrada
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Antonio Serrano, Cecilia Suárez
Comedy | Drama

TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Alfonso Herrera, Joaquín Cosio
Matando Cabos (2004)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A dark, offbeat comedy about a group of Mexico City teens embroiled in a kidnapping involving a retired wrestling legend and a parrot.

Director: Alejandro Lozano
Stars: Tony Dalton, Ana Claudia Talancón, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Pastorela (2011)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Agent Jesus Juarez (aka Chucho) has always played the Devil in his town's Nativity Play. This Christmas, when the new pastor of the church recasts the role, the two men engage in a battle between good and evil.

Director: Emilio Portes
Stars: Joaquín Cosio, Carlos Cobos, Eduardo España
Herod's Law (1999)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.

Director: Luis Estrada
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Delia Casanova
Bandits (1991)
Action | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A kid runs away from boarding school to watch the cave where a bunch of bandits hide. The bandits discover and chase him but the kid escapes. He returns to the school but it's been ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada
Stars: Eduardo Toussaint, Jorge Poza, Alan Gutiérrez
Action | History | War

In 1948 the partisan violence whips the Colombian countryside. Liberals and Conservatives face up to death. South of the country in Tolima, conservative official forces brutally kill ... See full summary »

Director: William González
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Fabiana Medina, Juan Pablo Barragán
Nicotina (2003)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A real-time dark comedy about a science geek who tangles with a clutch of Russian gangsters after he delivers them the wrong computer disk.

Director: Hugo Rodríguez
Stars: Diego Luna, Marta Belaustegui, Rosa María Bianchi
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1994, Mexico's ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered. Nobody knows who's behind this event, it all points to a conspiracy. Andrés Vázquez, an intelligence expert, is commissioned to lead a secret investigation.

Director: Carlos Bolado
Stars: José María Yazpik, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Kate del Castillo
Days of Grace (2011)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mexico City. 2002, 2006, 2010. A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three Soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive.

Director: Everardo Valerio Gout
Stars: Paulina Gaitan, Carlos Bardem, Dolores Heredia
On Childhood (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Carlos Carrera
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Benny Emmanuel, Rodrigo Corea
Todo por amor (TV Series 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Stars: Angélica Aragón, Fernando Luján, Cecilia Suárez
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Benny García
...
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ...
Don José Reyes
...
Doña Mari Reyes
...
La Cuñada
...
Capitán Ramírez
Jorge Zárate ...
El Huasteco
Salvador Sánchez ...
El Padrino
...
Mamá García
Kristyan Ferrer ...
El Sobrino (as Kristian Ferrer)
Dagoberto Gama ...
El Sargento
Mauricio Isaac ...
El J.R.
...
Jefe de Policía
Emilio Guerrero ...
El Alcalde
Silverio Palacios ...
Hermanos Cucaracha
Edit

Storyline

Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very soon he'll discovers that criminal life does not always keeps his promises. Epic black comedy about the world of Mafia and organized crime, HELL helps us to understand what everybody is asking: What is happening in Mexico today? Written by El Cochiloco

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Mexico 2010, El Infierno... Nada que celebrar

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for some graphic violence and explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

El Narco  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Golden Cockerel (1964) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A good film
4 October 2010 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

As a Mexican who lives in México I have to say that it is very different to read the stories about crime, death, drugs, etc. in the newspapers than watching this film that put names and faces to the people involved in this kind of lifestyle. Some of the reviewers are very offended with the stereotypes in this movie, but it is undeniable that this movie portrays just one piece of reality about a part of our society. The offensive part should be that the rest of us live our lives normally without thinking about these things. It seems that many of us live in a different country, so far from this hell, and this movie is a great remainder of the problems we have as a country. I think that many of us are indifferent to these problems; we do not even imagine that this "war" affects all of us. I have read some reviews in which the way of telling the story is questioned and criticised. Many people think that the comedy is unnecessary, that it is a safe and easy way to say this kind of things, but I wonder if people are ready to pay to watch a film that does not involve comedy or any kind of humorous situation... sad but true, our TV and cinema culture is pathetic. Good for Luis Estrada, not everything is tequila, mariachi loco, spring break and telenovelas in México.


10 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does people believe this movie misrepresents Mexico as a country? michellangelof
DVD with English subtitles?? macc84
The translation to English might miss some of it's flavour alinarrr
US release date??? auntgogo
el final? jjddes
NC-17 Scenes? sqrrlface
Discuss El Narco (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?