Fernando Trueba

Fernando Trueba
Fernando Trueba's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) I don't know if Au Hasard Balthazar is a masterpiece. I don't even know what it is exactly, aside from a rare and fascinating object. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
70% Comes a Horseman (1978) Comes a Horseman is one of the most exciting and elliptical love stories that we have been given to think about in a very long time. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
33% The Lady Vanishes (1979) Some changes in the dialogue and logical modifications are the few innovations in this remake that is still pleasant to watch. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
82% The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (1980) The best parts of The Tin Drum are its powerful and forceful images, the primitivism of the narrative, its overwhelming and justified beauty, and its child actor David Bennent. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
No Score Yet Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974) A suspenseful comedy whose humor is hibernating and whose suspense is reduced to a mathematical skeleton in an autopsy table. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
No Score Yet Eskimo Limon (Lemon Popsicle) (1978) Eskimo Limon doesn't offer anything new. Everything in it has been seen and heard a thousand times. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
73% The Great Train Robbery (1979) The Great Train Robbery is not a good adventure film and it's a shame because it could have been. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
82% The Visitor (1979) In The Visitor, logic and common sense are scarce and no one believes anything. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
93% The Wild Bunch (1969) The Wild Bunch is the last and indisputable epic story of the Western genre. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
100% Girlfriends (1978) Girlfriends is a movie as profound as life can be. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
25% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) A curious B-movie that is entertaining at times. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles (1980) The humor is superficial and tawdry, and tries to copy Mel Brooks' style, but fails to do so. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
No Score Yet Vivir En Sevilla (2014) Vivir en Sevilla ends up being clumsily rhetorical and schemingly innovative. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
40% Paradise Alley (1978) The setting, the excellent cinematography, and sense of humor makes us forgive Sylvester Stallone's many excesses. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
No Score Yet No Place to Hide (Rebel) (1970) No Place to Hide pretends to be political, but it ends up being as simple as a comic book. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
55% California Suite (1978) California Suite is the third script by Neil Simon that Herbert Ross shoots, and it's also his worst. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet Gulliver (1976) Gulliver is an attempt to play with the real and the fantastic, the ordinary and the mythical. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet Ashanti (1979) Ashanti is one of the most basic films of this genre that is as difficult to practice as it is easy to watch. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet The Wedding (Wesele) (1973) The Wedding reveals a tired filmmaker who has nothing new to tell. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
72% Foul Play (1978) Colin Higgins proves himself adept at recreating the style and themes of Hitchcock's films, as well as creating entertaining schemes. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
93% Dawn of the Dead (1979) In addition to satisfying the demands of fans of this genre, Dawn of the Dead offers a bitter reflection on the lack of human solidarity. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
100% Harlan County, U.S.A. (1977) Harlan County follows with precision and detail the development of the long conflict in Harlan. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
No Score Yet Alicia en la España de las maravillas (Alice in Spanish Wonderland) (1979) Alice in Spanish Wonderland is neither funny nor entertaining, nor especially sharp. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
No Score Yet El diputado (Confessions of a Congressman)(The Deputy)(The Deputy and the Congressman) (1985) Confessions of a Congressman is a calculated and Machiavellian step forward in the commercial ascension of Eloy de la Iglesia. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
No Score Yet The Wild Party (1975) The Wild Party is a crepuscular ballad about the numerous artists whose careers were quietly eclipsed with silent cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
No Score Yet The Fox (1978) D.H. Lawrence's novel has been transformed into a melodramatic soap opera of erotic insinuations that time has transformed from daring to corny and ridiculous. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
64% The End (1978) An acceptable commercial product that's entertaining despite its notable lack of structure. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
94% Superman (1978) While the first part of the movie is pretentious and boring, the second part adopts a comedic tone and is full of brilliant and entertaining dialogue. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
No Score Yet Behind Convent Walls (1979) Walerian Borowczyk's movies have experienced a progressive deterioration of the values that existed in his first film. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
96% Mean Streets (1973) Mean Streets is perhaps Martin Scorsese's most imperfect film... but it's also the least pretentious. It's a devilishly skillful, restless, and nervous film. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
81% The Fury (1978) The Fury is the best De Palma film I know, the most perfect, the less incoherent. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
No Score Yet Pirosmani (1971) An odd, beautiful, and contemplative film. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
39% Damien---Omen II (1978) The film's coherence diminishes its effectiveness and end goal: to scare at any given cost. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
11% The Swarm (1978) The end result is indifference and boredom. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
46% Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) Eyes of Laura Mars is nothing but a hidden attempt to repeat one of the greatest hits of two seasons ago: Lamont Johnson's Lipstick. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
72% High Anxiety (1977) More than an homage to Alfred Hitchcock, High Anxiety is a copycat. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
No Score Yet Tobi (1979) For the most part, the plot is clichéd and predictable. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
57% The Turning Point (1977) The Turning Point lacks a script. Herbert Ross is more than an acceptable director... but here he vacillates between making a melodrama or a documentary about ballet. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
60% Jaws 2 (1978) Jaws 2 manages to entertain and scare. At the end of the day, isn't that what it's all about? [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
75% Death on the Nile (1978) There is not one likeable character among the extensive cast, which results in the logical reaction of being indifferent to the plot and its development. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
No Score Yet 491 (1964) 491 offers a questionable variation of Robert Bresson's theme of how grace is obtained through hidden and indirect ways. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
75% Pretty Baby (1978) Pretty Baby is a radically subversive product, presented in an elegant and precious packaging. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
67% A Very Curious Girl (La fiancée du pirate) (1969) Nelly Kaplan tells her story in a farcical tone, but has one grave flaw: her movie has no humor, which takes away the effectiveness of what should have been a corrosive satire. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
No Score Yet The Greek Tycoon (1978) The movie's version of the relationship between Aristotle Onassis and Jacqueline Kennedy is the most clichéd and superficial, akin to the one the tabloids offer. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
82% Arabian Nights (1974) With Arabian Nights, Pier Paolo Pasolini achieves his most tender, fresh, and cheerful film. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
No Score Yet The National Shotgun (1978) The National Shotgun is probably Luis García Berlanga's most ruthless movie. A direct and savage film that makes no concessions. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
No Score Yet Best Way to Walk (La meilleure façon de marcher) (1978) Best Way to Walk is a film of astonishing unity. Its language is direct, precise, and convincing. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
45% Sweet Movie (1974) The use of symbols is at times indecipherable and at others excessive... The scenes are disconnected and incoherent, trying to be provocative. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
No Score Yet The Betsy (1978) The Betsy is Hollywood trash. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
No Score Yet March Or Die (1977) That an adventure film is as tremendously boring as March or Die is the most dangerous contradiction; it's unforgivable. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019