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Penumbra (2012)

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Marga is a highly motivated, arrogant and successful business woman on assignment in Buenos Aires - a city she hates and whose people she loathes. While in the Argentina capital on a day the whole population is waiting to view a rare solar eclipse, she must also find a new tenant for her family's decrepit apartment. Rapidly losing her patience waiting for one applicant, she runs into the mysterious Jorge lurking outside the front door of the place who informs her that he has a client willing to

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There's talent here, but Villanueva, like a young artist still influenced by his elders, needs to find his own style or he'll become a skilled yet unexciting copyist.

February 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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Since the movie is one long build-up to a reveal, it offers a lot of time to learn to hate Brondo and everything she represents.

April 19, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club | Comments (2)
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The film's ending is a letdown, but it's a blast to root for such a brassy, rhymes with "itch" heroine.

September 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
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There are several reasons to stay with "Penumbra" until the bloody end. Cristina Brondo makes this bitch-on-wheels likeable. She is a remarkable actress. And, the directors (Garcia Bogliano brothers) know how to build suspense. C'est bizarre!

August 29, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Chambers
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Bearing in mind that the title of the film translates to 'shadowy, indefinite, or marginal' I leave it up to you to decided whether or not patience is one of your virtues.

April 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Horror.com
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Argentinean import Penumbra is a slick, teasing, well constructed genre offering that rather skillfully exploits audience antipathy toward its bitch-on-wheels protagonist.

April 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Shockya.com
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