Antonio Lara

Antonio Lara
Antonio Lara's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): El Pais (Spain)
Publications: El Pais (Spain)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Section Spéciale (Special Section) (1975) Section Spéciale is not a masterpiece, but it is a serious, responsible, and valuable film. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
83% A Matter of Time (1976) A Matter of Time is not an exceptional movie, but it offers attractive elements, especially for Minnelli's unconditional fans. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
93% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) The movie retains a certain appeal due to the actors' excellent work. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
No Score Yet Diagnosis: Murder (1975) The lack of nuance in a plain and monotone action chokes the possibilities out of a story whose only appeal is the absence of ambition. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
No Score Yet Il delitto Matteotti (The Assassination of Matteotti) (1973) Il delitto Matteotti has a clear didactic and critical intention... It serves a civic function that cannot be rejected in the name of an esthetic purism. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
88% The Professionals (1966) The Professionals is a frustrated movie from the very beginning. It's a story of incoherent and chaotic adventures. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
87% L' Argent de Poche (Pocket Money) (Small Change) (1976) A disjointed, contradictory, and falsely poetic story. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
95% Viridiana (1961) Viridiana is one of the best films -- if not the best -- to have been made in Spain. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
94% Fantasia (1940) Fantasia is a strange hybrid that only represents the creator's delusions of grandeur. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
86% Carnal Knowledge (1971) A sharp reflection about the relationship between young men and women. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
78% The 10th Victim (La Decima vittima) (The Tenth Victim) (1965) The 10th Victim is plagued with a dialogue that pretends to be ironic and it's nothing more than pathetic. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
No Score Yet Queridísimos verdugos (Dearest Executioners) (2010) An authentic gem from its production system to its theme, which is unusual, rare, and uncomfortable. [Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
98% Casablanca (1942) Casablanca is one of the indisputable peaks of the American film industry. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
51% King Kong (1976) This new version looks more like a Japanese monster movie than its famous predecessor. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
9% Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) A movie especially recommended to the ornithologists. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
No Score Yet Allonsanfan (1973) Allonsanfan is not a masterpiece, and doesn't pretend to be, but its intention and message deserved to be mentioned and encouraged. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
50% Shout at the Devil (1976) Everything is predictable, boring, silly, and completely devoid of imagination and creativity. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
No Score Yet Sky Riders (1976) Adventure cinema is a magnificent genre that could and should be better cultivated, but this movie doesn't take us anywhere worthwhile. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
No Score Yet National Mechanics (Mecanica nacional) (1973) Despite all its flaws, National Mechanics is worth watching. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
80% Farewell, My Lovely (1975) Dick Richards' movie is attractive, but it's reduced to an honorable copy that can never surpass the originals. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
91% The Last Detail (1973) The Last Detail has the supreme merit of being discreetly simple and having a serene and consistent tone. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
65% Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter) (1974) The Night Porter is unsatisfactory and remarkably uneven. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
No Score Yet Mother Joan of the Angels (Matka Joanna od aniolów) (1961) Jerzy Kawalerowicz's style is excessively geometric and rigid, but not without charm. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
20% The Ultimate Warrior (1975) Robert Clouse directs the story in a lineal way, paying too much attention to the action and mechanical aspects, and leaving the more abstract or humanist considerations to the side. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
80% The Big Sleep (1978) The movie's development is solid, dominated by the near constant presence of an ironic Humphrey Bogart, who is perfectly conscious of the prime of his acting. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
69% The Wind and the Lion (1975) The result is indecisive and erratic. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
87% Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant) (1972) Fassbinder's style, perfectly shown in this film, is based on a well constructed script in which the splendid dialogue stands out. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
50% Midway (1976) The script is confusing and messy, with attention exclusively paid to the strategic problems of both sides, and its development is crude, dry, and boring. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
No Score Yet Joe Hill (1971) The movie's premiere is an opportune moment to contribute some historical facts about the working-class rebellion, as necessary today as they were yesterday. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
76% The Missouri Breaks (1976) The humor is the backbone of this long and at times repetitive story replete with interesting and incredible characters, with exceptional imagery and an inspired and relaxed style. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
No Score Yet La ciutat cremada (The Burned City) (2012) This is a militant movie, made with passion and enthusiasm. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
No Score Yet The Long Holidays Of 1936 (Las Largas Vacaciones Del 36) (1976) The Long Holidays of 1936 is monotonous, boring, and indecisive. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
17% Solomon and Sheba (1959) The movie not only lacks attractive qualities but it is beneath other pseudo-biblical pastiches. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
No Score Yet One Thousand And One Nights (1969) The movie is representative of a consumerist cinema that enjoyed its best time in the 40's. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
83% The Chase (1966) The assassinations of Kennedy and Oswald are allegorically present in Lilliam Hellman's magnificent script... This is a progressive and self-critical film. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
No Score Yet Lucky Lady (1975) The equilibrium between the internal needs of the film narrative and form is too often fractured in favor of the latter, which makes us fear for the future career of Stanley Donen. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
100% Plácido (1961) It's not of the artist's best films, but it is one of the more attractive and clever. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
93% West Side Story (1961) Robert Wise hits the mark in creating an interesting and dramatic environment, with ordinary observations about immigrants. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
76% The Vikings (1958) The Vikings is a juicy and lively work that has an incredible dynamism and dazzling visuals. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
90% Professione: reporter (The Passenger) (1975) This is one of the most insufferable, pretentious, and boring movies I've seen in my life. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
60% Boccaccio '70 (1962) The idea wasn't bad, but the results are miles apart from the irrepressible and lively grace of the great writer. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
No Score Yet Amici miei (My Friends) (1975) Germi's script is a nostalgic and bitter model that approaches Italian reality symbolized in four young friends determined to engage in silly adventures that can give meaning to their lives. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
84% The Sound of Music (1965) Robert Wise is responsible for this overly sugary cake that must be listened to with earplugs. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
No Score Yet Un Posto ideale per uccidere(An Ideal Place to Kill) (1971) An Ideal Place to Kill is a terrible film with a heavy and ridiculous plot. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
No Score Yet Reed: Insurgent Mexico (1971) The shortcomings of the film narrative are not too many to impede appreciating the human texture of the character. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
50% The Cardinal (1963) The cast, as a whole, is well chosen, to the point that the actors manage to overcome the holes in a story that too many times pretends to be sublime and ends up being ridiculous. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
75% Fellini Satyricon (1969) Apart from all the debatable elements of [Federico Felliní's] style, Satiricón is a totally recommendable movie. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
No Score Yet Malpertuis (2001) The result is rather mediocre... [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
97% The Big Sleep (1946) The development is solid... with the almost constant presence of an ironic Humphrey Bogart, perfectly aware of his fullness as an actor. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018