La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law)2000
La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law) (2000)
Critic Consensus: La Ley de Herodes is a biting - if heavy-handed - political satire about greed and corruption in Mexico, featuring a brilliant performance from Damián Alcázar.
La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law) Photos
as Juan Vargas
as Alfredo Garcia
as Isela Vega
as Dona Lupe
Critic Reviews for La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law)
Herod's Law is beautifully photographed, its imagery glazed with a sepia patina that suggests dust and neglect.
Alczar, who won the Mexican Oscar for his performance, brings a lot of energy to the role, but it's not enough to counterbalance the film's heavy-handed predictability.
Alcazar makes a deft transition from idiot to maniac, serving as an anchor for the broad performances around him.
Accomplished and delightfully subversive.
Funny, evocatively photographed, and vibrantly acted salvo.
Audience Reviews for La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law)
Starts off with a funny, caustic humour, but the tone changes and wears off, drags, stretches in an unfunny, unsurprising second half. The idea was better than the outcome. Great leading performance.
The first movie I saw in Mexico, a good representation of the corruption of the PRI, yet again something that should be studied before watching the film. Solid satire throughout of the political atmosphere of Mexico post-WWII. Good acting, funny, and also has its fair share of violence.