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The films of Mexican director Felipe Cazals (Canoa) tend to be more admirable for their subject matter than for their execution, and this 2010 take on the unsuccessful U.S. military campaign against Pancho Villa is no exception. A grizzled Villista (Damian Alcazar) tries to protect his leader from a cartoonish villain (Daniel Martinez, made up like Nikolai Cherkasov in Ivan the Terrible, Part II). The mix of caricature, grisly violence, and stilted storytelling makes this a boneheaded examination of a complicated historical event. A sequence in which the villain drunkenly cavorts with three dwarfs nearly nudges the film into self-conscious camp—which would be an improvement. In English and subtitled Spanish.