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El Bola Reviews

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Arthur Lazere

Deliberately and skillfully uses ambiguity to suggest possibilities which imbue the theme with added depth and resonance.

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April 9, 2003
Jamie Russell

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

April 5, 2003
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

A simple, but gritty and well-acted ensemble drama that encompasses a potent metaphor for a country still dealing with its fascist past.

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February 2, 2003
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

An exceptional film.

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January 21, 2003
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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Mana gives us compelling, damaged characters who we want to help -- or hurt.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

December 13, 2002
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Never [sinks] into exploitation.

| Original Score: 3/4

December 13, 2002
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Although largely a heavy-handed indictment of parental failings ... the film retains ambiguities that make it well worth watching

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B-

December 12, 2002
Leslie Camhi
Village Voice
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At once subtle and visceral, the film never succumbs to the trap of the maudlin or tearful, offering instead with its unflinching gaze a measure of faith in the future.

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December 10, 2002
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Not employing gimmicks or tipping off the nightmare to be faced,'El Bola' draws us in.

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December 10, 2002
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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As blunt as it is in depicting child abuse, El Bola is a movie steeped in an ambiguity that lends its conflicts a symbolic resonance.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 10, 2002
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Though uniformly well acted, especially by young Ballesta and Galan (a first-time actor), writer/director Achero Manas's film is schematic and obvious.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 13, 2002
Jonathan Holland
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