Heleno

Heleno

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Heleno Reviews

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Nick McCarthy
Slant Magazine

The film hints at a kicky, impressionistic style that director José Henrique Fonseca never effectively employs to actually communicate Heleno de Freitas's demons.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

December 4, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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What you get instead of soccer is almost two hours of late-stage syphilis.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 7, 2012
Sam Adams
Time Out New York
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From its flash-forward framing sequence to its glossy black and white images, the film emulates Raging Bull in nearly every particular, while failing to capture even a sliver of that tortured-soul sports-movie's insight or visceral power.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

December 4, 2012
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[C]uriously all but avoids the game -- except for a few opportunities for Heleno, a hothead with no self-control, to berate and abuse his teammates -- in favor of a lurid focus on his other public exploits.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

December 7, 2012
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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You're stuck daydreaming about a far, far better movie.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 4, 2012
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

The script rarely digs beneath the surface of its intriguing subject.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

December 14, 2012
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: C

February 28, 2013
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A shallow glimpse into the life of Heleno de Freitas that's anchored by breathtaking black-and-white cinematography and a bravura, raw performance by Rodrigo Santoro. It ultimately nourishes your heart more than your mind.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.04/10

December 8, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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José Henrique Fonseca's handsome black-and-white, impressionistic bio-drama goes very Raging Bull-ish, to tell a piece of the story of Heleno de Freitas, a Brazilian soccer star with matinee-idol charisma.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

December 5, 2012
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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There's just so much one can care about this star athlete and his self-destructive journey.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 7, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Equal parts temper and tenderness, lust and incaution, "Heleno" is short on specifics but long on impression.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2012
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Heleno might have been stronger by better avoiding the clichés of its genre-yet there are still benefits to this stylish work.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 7, 2012
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