Played with astonishing spunk and assurance by Rosie Perez, Ms. Durango has to be seen to be believed - something of a female Desperado figure, with ten times the wildness, she is an amoral, shameless and spirited gunslinger who re-defines the term 'girl power' with a vengeance right the whole way through Spanish director de la Inglesia's riotously enjoyable Tex-Mex noir. Based on the book by Barry Gifford, Perdita is a viciously dark and supremely stylish second cousin to David Lynch's Wild at Heart itself adapted from Gifford's book Sailor and Lula with lashings upon lashings of sex, murder, blood, voodoo, death, and sweat on the menu, all set against a backdrop of immaculately appropriate cactus Tex-Mex landscapes. In other words, the film's aesthetic cultural reference points are spot-on. It suffers somewhat, though, from an almost-total lack of heart and a comic-book approach to violence: blazing-hot as the film is, a little more warmth might perversely have made it one to treasure.
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Full of unlikable characters, violence, voodoo, and sex, Perdita Durango is an intriguing film which attempts to say something about the state of the modern, vapid, white American whose lives are defined by the shows they watch, and the kids who have no real opinions of their own. Unfortunately, we must sympathize with this group as they have been kidnapped by the malevolent Perdita and her lover Romeo — even more despicable, yet charismatic people. It is a strange film, messing with our conceptions of good and evil, and by the end we have the feeling that there is no good or evil, only stupid and lucky. Perdita, played by Rosie Perez, meets the mysterious and deadly Romeo Javier Bardem who is planning to hijack a truck load of fetuses and bring them over the boarder from Mexico to N. They team up and have a fiery partnership which eventually leads to lots of dark sex and some semblance of love. Before they can do the job, Romeo needs human victims to sacrifice to his Gods so they will give him favourable odds.
Not a movie review. Perdita Durango.
Perdita Durango — a wild, trashy, often disconcerting action-melodrama mixing sex, blood and action — has energy and attitude to burn. The central characters alone almost carry this sprawling, ambitious enterprise. Rosie Perez has the role of her career as Perdita — a foul mouthed, pistol-wielding sex bomb previously incarnated on screen in David Lynch's Wild at Heart This enormous, powerful, ever-grinning man admires just about every low-down act of which Perdita is capable.