Tough fighting-the-drug-cartel actioner which has as leads two types of people normally on the sideline - a female cop, and a Columbian enforcer. Both extremely good roles - as is the part of Matt, the DEA guy, who loves the contest.
I loved the friendship between Kate and Reggie, her partner, who helps her pick up guys and looks out for her. Alejandro is a great bad ass film. The movie does seem to endorse killing people as the best solution to a problem.
It's tough but not super bleak because Kate lives, as does Alejandro, and he gets his revenge.