"Darkly and often brilliantly funny, derives much of its searing wit from Pena's ravings against injustice and stereotypes. Much of the humor is also language bound ensuring bilingual (or multi-lingual) viewers the greatest comedic feedback.", 4 Stars.
- Dan Schifrin, Daily Bruin
"Gómez-Peña possesses a clinical accuracy in naming the exact spots where the colonial wounds hurt the most. This is evident in the video El Border Brujo, 1989, an enthralling and multitudinous monologue in which Gómez-Peña embodies a series of characters, accents and grievances, all while drenched in Mexican tourist trinkets: mariachi hats, Mayan pyramids, and Aztec calendars."
- Gaby Cepeda, Artforum