I finally saw this last night:
Yes, it was visually stunning. Yes, it was bloody and violent. Yes, it was homoerotic. And yes, it was racist. Over all, I give it a 'meh, see it if you want' rating.
This film from Uruguay is at times sweet yet maddening. You want to root for the big shy lunk of a guy, lord knows I did because I used to be like him, and sometimes you want to slap him upside the head for being such a shy doofus. This film moves to it's own rhythms and takes it time getting to where it needs to go. I enjoyed it but I can see how others might not.