Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] fascinating documentary....A compelling and often humorous portrait..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2007
"[A] fascinating documentary....Cannell is alert to the inadvertent comedy of the many bungling assassination attempts but he also tells a darker story."
While the Bay of Pigs incident may be the most famous example, assassination attempts on the life of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro number in the hundreds--638, to be exact. Filmmaker Dollan Cannell takes a decidedly lighthearted yet informative look at modern Cuban politics in his documentary 638 WAYS TO KILL CASTRO, interspersing humorous film clips, serious reportage, and interviews with would-be assassins like the infamous Orlando Bosch for an oftentimes damning look at interventionist U.S. foreign policy.