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Pulling Strings (2013)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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Rachel is an intelligent modern day woman constantly on the move. Primarily focused on her career as a diplomatic consul for the U.S. embassy, she's literally lived her life on the move, globetrotting from city to city. Currently working in Mexico City and set to leave for London, Rachel's world turns upside down on the eve of her own goodbye party when she gets drunk and passes out on the street. Saved by Alejandro, a handsome Mariachi singer and single father, Rachel wakes up in his apartment

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Drama, Comedy

Feb 25, 2014

$5.8M

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (5)

The movie boasts an understated sweetness, largely fueled by Camil's movie-star charms. He's the kind of performer who doesn't have to work hard to win over an audience; he is instantly likable. In a movie like this, that's money in the bank.

October 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
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This entertaining crossover vehicle for Mexican star Jaime Camil sets a familiar love story to a mariachi beat.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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Serving mostly as a strong calling card for star Jaime Camil, the film has an appealingly loose, slightly ramshackle charm.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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This bilingual romantic comedy is overly long and has a paper-thin plot, but it's too sweet-natured to dislike.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Sweet subtitled romcom hinges on night of drinking.

June 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Pulling Strings isn't particularly sharp as either a comedy or a romance.

October 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

A bilingual romantic comedy hopes to bridge the ties with a crossover audience, but has only the charm of the leading man going for it.

October 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Chambers
Movie Chambers

No new ground is broken here, but when a formula entertainer goes through its motions with as much sweet sincerity as it does here, that point is rendered moot.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Subtlety and surprise are thrown out the window in this far-fetched Mexican romantic comedy.

October 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com
Cinemalogue.com

Ultimately, the film is absolutely charming if a bit too predictable and glued more to sit-com narrative strategies and aesthetics than is healthy. Still, Pulling Strings works on a number of levels.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Every bit as bad as most Hollywood romantic comedies.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Cute Mexico City mariachi-flavored romance hampered by a tepid story and weak chemistry between the leads.

October 1, 2013 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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