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Even the Rain (Meme La Pluie) Reviews

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 18, 2013
Well-acted and always with an ear cocked, listening for its own social relevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
June 7, 2012
Even the Rain is pure cinema, complete with some fruity subtitles in English.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
May 20, 2012
Gripping...
Shaun Munro
What Culture
May 19, 2012
Icíar Bollaín melds passionate art with profound politics in this well-conceived, brilliantly acted drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
The List
May 18, 2012
Obvious and heavy handed in pointing out the never changing struggles between the haves and have-nots but there are still some touching moments and strong performances to make it worthwhile...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
May 17, 2012
An ambitious, well-intentioned political drama from writer Paul Laverty and his director partner Icíar Bolaín.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
May 17, 2012
There are striking performances from Luis Tosar as a cynical yet flexible producer and Juan Carlos Aduviri as the native who becomes a figurehead for those who don't have the luxury of playacting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
May 16, 2012
Sharply directed and superbly written, this is a thought provoking and emotionally engaging political drama with terrific performances from Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
May 15, 2012
Bollaín and Laverty offer a cutting, self-critical analysis of their medium while finding an honest and effective perspective on history...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
May 10, 2012
It's an undeniably didactic drama, but scores points for stylistic ambition and its heartfelt sympathies towards the dispossessed.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
March 14, 2012
The film's heart is certainly in the right place, but its narrative is more of a scattergun affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
June 3, 2011
If you can handle a few scenes of hammeringly obvious metaphor, "Even The Rain" is a rich, multi-layered film that gives an involved viewer much to think about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 13, 2011
"Even The Rain" is alive to the political echoes that reverberate between the 500-year-old film-within-a-film and its contemporary setting. Sometimes those echoes get a little too loud, but in general, this is thoughtful and relevant filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
May 13, 2011
It starts as clever, but it ends in real feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
May 6, 2011
Arthouse for the NPR crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
May 6, 2011
Even the Rain is black and white in its moral intent, but all manner of fascinating detail exists around the edges of the main story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
May 6, 2011
If the script threatens to get lost in impassioned rhetoric, Icíar Bollaín's direction keeps the film focused on the human stories playing out within its socially conscious frame, building to a powerful climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 6, 2011
A film within a film within a film, Even the Rain holds up a hall of mirrors to the Third World and invites us to look in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
May 5, 2011
The most outstanding performance comes from Aduviri, an indigenous Aymara from Bolivia, who was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at Spain's Oscars, the Goyas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 29, 2011
Smart and exciting, even if it ultimately ennobles its filmmaker characters, a development that suggests the political triumph of the Bolivian Indians is not as significant as the moral awakening of the Spanish protagonists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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