i've never seen a camera move quite like this, you can feel it from the very start and yet it continually manages to one-up itself, all the while retaining a thrilling handheld tension. occasionally you get a hint of how they might have pulled a shot off, but rather than break the magic it underlines the astounding level of craft and coordination, it's ecstatic.
just as impressive as the camera work is the film's ability to move from the lavish decadence of the mob casinos, to the human cost of rich americans' fun, and to the cuban people's struggle to liberate themselves.
there's a stirring beauty to the poetry of both the images and the narration of the personified cuba. the whole movie sings, i really have nothing bad to say about it, pls just watch it!