Director: Jorge Ramirez-Suarez (2004)
Jorge Ramirez-Suarez’s limp attempt at a political thriller sees Mexican Antonio (Bruno Bichir) and his British wife Julie (Lorraine Pilkington) unwittingly caught in a maelstrom of corruption, arms dealing and kidnapping after an illegal property deal run on behalf of a crooked government minister turns nasty.
When Antonio is framed by said minister’s attempted assassination of the Minister of Commerce, he flees Mexico for London, unaware that his wife and baby have been abducted by Jesus Ochoa’s sneering deputy police chief. Dragging out a sprawling, implausible plot for two hours, ‘Rabbit on the Moon’ lacks the invention and emotion which thrives at the heart of today’s Mexican cinema.
Time Out (London) – Issue 1903 – 7th February 2007 – 89