Here’s something only an honest man would say: I enjoyed this film, but I don’t think I understood it. I mean, I followed the plot — the plot is fairly simple — I just don’t think I connected with the film’s deeper meaning. And there definitely was some deeper meaning. The movie was banned in Spain for decades, so it better mean something. What is the message of this film? Don’t trust the poor? Embrace soulless modernity? I. . .I just think I’m missing something. Fun movie on the surface, though — good performances and a blow-out party scene that is very entertaining.
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Jordan Hoffman is a New York-based writer and film critic working for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Times of Israel, NY Daily News and elsewhere.
He is the host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and challenges you to a game of backgammon.