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Las Acacias (2012)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 3

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

No Score Yet...
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 1

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 541

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Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been covering for years the motorway from Asunción del Paraguay to Buenos Aires, carrying wood. However, today's journey will be different. This morning, in a motorway stop near Asunción, Jacinta shows up an hour later to begin a journey by track which is going to take her to Buenos Aires. Wath's more, Rubén finds out at that very moment that little Anahí, who's 8 months old, will travel with them- It is not the best beginning. As kilometres go by, th … More

Rating:
Unrated
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
Pablo Giorgelli , Salvador Roselli
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Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Las Acacias

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (3) | DVD (1)

A swelling meditation on wounded hearts and rekindled hopes.

Full Review… | September 6, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

A study in simplicity, perhaps too much so.

Full Review… | September 4, 2012
Time Out New York
Top Critic

Even with its initial long stretches of silence, the film never feels clinical or cold, but rather compassionate and curious.

Full Review… | September 4, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Um filme sensível, tocante e admirável.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
Cinema em Cena

The filmmakers have managed the near-miraculous feat of creating two characters who aren't larger-than-life or quirky or anything other than what you and I might be in their place.

Full Review… | September 14, 2012
Film Journal International

The taciturn and ultimately tender Las Acacias defines the term "slow-burning charmer."

Full Review… | March 25, 2012
Film-Forward.com

This lovely film is ultimately an articulation of something at once simple and universal: the discontent of traveling through life with sad resignation.

Full Review… | March 17, 2012
Slant Magazine

Virtually nothing is said in the first half hour and little in the next 50 minutes. There are no interesting encounters, the scenery is unremarkable.

Full Review… | December 4, 2011
Observer [UK]

Exhilarating and moving. This is a very satisfying love story.

Full Review… | December 2, 2011
Guardian

It's very touching: a road movie with every kind of changing scene and mood, both inside and outside the cab.

Full Review… | December 1, 2011
Financial Times

Fantastic performances that stay with you and a director who isn't afraid to let you think for yourself.

Full Review… | December 1, 2011
Little White Lies

A moving drama set against beautiful Latin American backdrops - just don't expect fireworks.

Full Review… | November 28, 2011
Empire Magazine

Argentinean road trip movie takes a very slow lane

Full Review… | November 4, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Las Acacias

Las Acacias is for people who enjoy the simple things in life. The people who can see beauty in the everyday and wonder in the ordinary. Pablo Giorgelli delivers a subtle, tender and moving story by stripping back the unnecessary. Lovers of realism will be in their element and it's this realism that makes the film. I believed it, I cared and so it stays with me and the fairly ordinary conclusion was multiplied by a thousand. It will be a challenge of the attention deficient kids of today but stuff them, this film is for the rest of us and I for one am grateful people are making them.

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Anthony Lawrie

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½

A small gem that makes perfect use of a realistic approach to tell a sensitive story. Mostly silent, appropriately showing more than saying, it takes a carefully calculated time to present us the characters and the dynamics that are gradually established between them - and Germán de Silva is absolutely fantastic in an Oscar-worthy performance.

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Carlos Magalhăes

Super Reviewer

A beautiful tale of two individuals who find each other out of necessity and form a real relationship that literally crosses borders.

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John Ballantine

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