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Summer of Goliath

Summer of Goliath (2011)

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Set in Huilotepec, a community in the Mexican countryside, Summer of Goliath revolves around three characters: Teresa, who embarks on a mission to determine why her husband has suddenly abandoned her; her son Gabino, who is in the military and spends his time conducting car searches, as well as intimidating the locals, with his fellow soldier Alberto; and 16-year-old Oscar - nicknamed Goliath - who is socially outcast because of a rumor that he killed his girlfriend. Dominated by Teresa's

Unrated,

Drama

Nicolás Pereda

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What's unusual is the way the story is told.

July 8, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Pereda has proven adept at paying tributes and trying on parental wardrobes; one can only imagine what a heavy hitter he'll be once he finds his own voice and something to say with it.

July 6, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Challenging, unsettling little movie doesn't quite come together.

July 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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There's very little of a concise plot to be found here, but the overall result is invigorating and even haunting, especially in its final moments.

July 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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