La ley de Herodes is funny and sarcastic. A good movie. Todo el poder is just another routine cheap gangster/police movie with no commonsense, The citizen hero and heroin were able to kidnap the evil man's wife under the very eyes of her guards, surveillanced the gangsters' warehouse..., .Just blows my mind.
La Ley de Herodes ("Herod's Law") is one of the funniest, most biting political satires I've ever seen. I've bought 4 copies of it: one for myself, the rest as gifts. It's a side-splitting condemnation of the right-wing PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) regime that ruled Mexico for 70 years--until the end of the 20th century--by bribes, extortion, vote-stealing and, at times, harsh violence. Thought set in Mexico circa 1947, the "absolute power corrupts absolutely" message applies anywhere--certainly including the Washington empire for the past 30 years.
Todo el Poder is excellent, too, exposing the utter corruption of the Mexico DF police.
NOTE that in order to see each movie, you have to FLIP the disc. Each movie is on each side of the disc... The movie La Ley de Herodes is a great satire of the political, economic, and moral reality of Mexico. The acting is great, the dialogues are appropriate and it is just a delight film to enjoy watching with friends regardless of their cultural background since it has subtitles in English. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking for a good movie to watch. The other movie is a very BAD film. Sad because it has a great actor in the lead role but poor direction, predictable events, cheesy acting, just an embarrassment of movie.
Both movies are super... need to watch them to enjoy and know what I mean ! They are both very funny and surprising. Demián Bichir is one of the star actor in one of these movies and he is just great. I truly believe that he is one of Mexico's best actors. Almost all movies that I have watched and he has a role in are GREAT ! He is number one !
This movies are amazing to el poder is one of the best movies if want to know how are the politicians in Mexico and is very close to the reality same with tla ley de herodes I watch this movies a couple time and I'm not despoilment I like them very much you have to have this movies
If you love good foreign flicks, this is one to add to your collection. La ley de Herodes is awesome, the acting is good, the story is very good. It is right on as far as politics and it has some awesome high desert scenes with beautiful cactus.