• Octubre
    1 minutes 6 seconds
    Added: Apr 6, 2011


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Octubre Reviews

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Though it holds your attention all the way through to an enigmatic, spiritually tinged climax, the movie leaves you wanting more than the Vega Vidals' secondhand artistry is able to provide.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

May 3, 2011
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Too rapid a departure from convention will leave audiences adrift in this dark comedy.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 5/10

May 27, 2011
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Octubre is a film about currency, but how money binds people to each other and how it enslaves them aren't ideas the Vargas brothers seriously work out.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

March 24, 2011
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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A visually interesting, well-acted and economical movie that ought to work yet doesn't gel as a complete experience.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

October 20, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The Vegas, having pared their script to the bone - there are no speeches and not a line of exposition - hew to the less is more school of art-film realism.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 6, 2011
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

In this Peruvian film, an isolated male lone shark and a devout Catholic woman yearn for miracles to turn their empty lives around during a religious holiday.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

May 2, 2011
Kent Turner

It's slowly heart thawing, with a tone so droll that even one of the characters is wheeled in and out, comatose.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 6, 2011
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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There's a message here regarding loneliness and emotional isolation, but the movie's real miracle is that, however precious its premise, this slow-burning not-quite heart-warmer never succumbs to cuteness.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 3, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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A quick, quiet movie that distills Lima, Peru, to a downtrodden version of its more dynamic current self.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

August 17, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
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A dolorous debut from the Peruvian brothers Daniel and Diego Vega and an oblique reminder that one person's fantasy can be another's nightmare -- at least at first glance.

Full Review Source: NPR

May 5, 2011
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'Miracles come true in October'-- both month and film -- not as melodrama but in the quiet way that reflects the emotions of three adults around an infant.

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May 8, 2011
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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"Octubre" has the feel of something Jim Jarmusch might have made in his early years -- lots of dark humor that you'll think of in the middle of the night, and laugh about.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 6, 2011
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Not a lot happens in Octubre - and yet lives change. Worlds change...has a Jim Jarmusch quality of deadpan wit and cinematic restraint.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

May 2, 2011
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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There is much observation of local detail and an overpowering sense of the oppressiveness of urban poverty, but the film never quite gets airborne.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

July 7, 2011
Andrew Sarris
Film Comment Magazine

It is through its loving attentiveness to words and silences that the movie draws us closer and closer into its universal theme.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation
July 15, 2011
Leslie Felperin
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February 23, 2012
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