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Heleno Reviews

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
December 7, 2012
There's just so much one can care about this star athlete and his self-destructive journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
December 7, 2012
What you get instead of soccer is almost two hours of late-stage syphilis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
December 6, 2012
Equal parts temper and tenderness, lust and incaution, "Heleno" is short on specifics but long on impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
December 5, 2012
Josť 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 | Original Score: B+
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 4, 2012
You're stuck daydreaming about a far, far better movie.
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Sam Adams
Time Out
December 4, 2012
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 | Original Score: 1/5