La Historia Oficial (The Official Story) Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 23, 2006
A rare film, which makes a powerful political statement while telling a touching personal story. In his feature debut, Puenzo shows commitment to human rights without imposing explicit political doctrine.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 23, 2006
An almost textbook example of how to use a personal story to tell and illuminate a much larger one (are you listening, Oliver Stone?).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 16, 2002
A wrenching and painful drama that crystallizes the horror and the obscenity of political activities that annihilate family solidarity in the name of ideology.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 31, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 25, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety
June 24, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Walter Goodman
New York Times
August 30, 2004

Film4
May 24, 2003
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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