Technically any good? This feels like it would be much better if it were re-written, making it a bit more streamline--and, sad to say, American. The movie has a lot of character, but most of that character doesn't lead you anywhere story-wise. Half the time I was found myself wondering where it was all going. While things do come together by the end, you're really left wondering what the movie was really about.
How did it leave me feeling? Satisfied for sure--it was almost a relief to see things come together as they do at the end. However, it's obvious that most of this film is about character. Lucky for us, Javier Bardem is a great actor and does a great job.
Final Rating? RTV - Rent The Video - A great character study but would have been better in Spanish.