Encina's idea-driven artistry belies the quiet integrity and poetry of the script, keeping audiences at a rather clinical distance from the lives of her characters.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The film is gentle and suggestive. But you'll have to provide any stirring emotions yourself.
| Original Score: 2/6
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragging along in a tedious rhythm of long-take, big-talk, Hamaca Paraguaya is a cinematic bust.
A frustratingly slow drama.
The thrust of this film is faint but steady. At times, you are really looking for something in the long-holding shot, and it's just not there. The point? Not to look too hard.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
That such a simple film makes you want the answers [to the questions] tells of the talent of new filmmaker, Paz Encina.
| Original Score: B+
Paraguayan Hammock is like a piece of music that improves with familiarity.
That Paraguayan Hammock happens to be one of the few features to emerge from Paraguay in recent decades in no way diminishes its rarity.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Squarely in the vein of Mozart's Requiem.
| Original Score: 3/4