Carancho - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Carancho Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 24, 2011
Transforms a sordid little story of two losers into something more interesting and complicated.
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
February 16, 2011
In spite of a commendably nasty noir mentality a la The Postman Always Rings Twice, Carancho is flat-out underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
February 15, 2011
Without resorting to sensationalism, gratuitous gore, false spirituality, or any extraneous artificiality, Trapero has fashioned an emotionally involving picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
February 14, 2011
Trapero's Carancho is a thrill to watch but not for the faint of heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 12, 2011
A depressing and senselessly violent film noir from Argentina.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michelle Orange
Movieline
February 11, 2011
This Buenos Aires is a city of collisions, something we are told early on but absorb with indelible force as Carancho races toward its final impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 11, 2011
"Carancho" was Argentina's nominee for the foreign-language Oscar. It didn't make the short list, but life isn't always fair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
February 11, 2011
The movie's recommendation has to come with a grain of salt, but most of Carancho is still intelligent and thrilling enough that it's work ignoring the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.1/10
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
February 11, 2011
At heart an unlovely love story illuminated by sudden flares of violence, the film reeks of hopelessness and moral destitution, offering its lovers few means of escape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
February 10, 2011
The cheap suits, the under-lit cinematography, and hand-held camera can't compensate the viewer for the loss of off-the-cuff realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
February 10, 2011
You can see the influence of 1950s film noir, the ballsy renegades of 1970s American cinema (especially early Martin Scorsese) and a little touch of the Coen brothers.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 10, 2011
Hard to watch, though fascinating for its performances, and the bottomless corruption it portrays.
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Sam Adams
AV Club
February 10, 2011
Even when tackling more mainstream fare, Trapero does it with integrity...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
February 10, 2011
would prove forgettable if not for the oddly tender turns that Trapero yields from Darin and Gusman
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
February 10, 2011
Gripping film noir from Argentina's most visionary film director.
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
February 9, 2011
Talented young director Pablo Trapero is undermined by a weak screenplay for this story of organized crime in Argentina.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
February 9, 2011
There is a full-throttle, head-long feel to Trapero's film that sends it careering along.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
February 8, 2011
[Trapero's] stylistic showmanship eventually pays off in a bravura single-take climax, his camera navigating physical and emotional spaces with the fatalistic urgency and despair of film noir.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
February 8, 2011
Edgy and abrupt, jumping from scene to scene breathlessly without resorting to thriller tropes, while creating a sense of impending danger.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 25, 2011
A violent, gripping thriller from Argentina.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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