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Love For Sale: Suely in the Sky (O Ceu de Suely) Reviews

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Yet another addition to that deplorable male fantasy on screen, namely that prostitution is a primary path to female empowerment and liberation.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

August 11, 2008
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

In the end, the story feels a little thin and we never feel like we've gotten close to Hermila, but then she's someone who doesn't seem willing to reveal all to anyone so maybe Ainouz' tone is a good fit for the film.

November 17, 2007
Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
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...a well-observed slice of social realist cinema.

September 10, 2007
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Gripping. Proves that subtlety is yet another of this fine filmmaker's strengths.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 17, 2007
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Pacing is a problem with Love For Sale, but meaning never is.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

August 17, 2007
Pam Grady
Reel.com

Love for Sale is a small film, but is one with a big heart.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 17, 2007
David Noh
Film Journal International

Ainouz obviously knows his turf, and is in full control of the material and his actors.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 16, 2007
John Anderson
Newsday
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Guedes is electrifying, and so un-Hollywood you have to cheer for the continuing health of Brazilian cinema.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 15, 2007
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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The steamy Brazilian drama Love for Sale takes a timeworn Hollywood premise -- down-on-her-luck woman turns hooker to survive -- and gives it an enthralling new twist.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 15, 2007
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Love for Sale has a deep sympathy for sexual free spirits in a rigid macho society.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 15, 2007
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

Gives a whole new meaning to the word 'Powerball.'

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 4/4

August 15, 2007
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A feisty single parent's startling plan to pull herself out of poverty by moving to another city.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

August 15, 2007
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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The story's one-note -- once you know the title, you pretty much get the gist.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 14, 2007
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Os quadros compostos por Aïnouz freqüentemente revelam um cuidado que transcende a estética, preocupando-se principalmente com o significado das composições ou mesmo com a sensação pura e simples transmitida ao espectador.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 20, 2007
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Aïnouz is deeply but unpretentiously attuned to the rhythms of small-town living.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2007
Deborah Young
Variety
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Apart from a few tour de force dance scenes, though, the rhythm tends to drag.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 20, 2007
Tom Beer
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2011
Tom Beer
Time Out New York
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Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/6

October 18, 2008

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