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Abel Reviews

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December 27, 2010
Abel is blighted by limp plotting and anaemic characters, leaving it as flat as a steamrollered tortilla.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 6, 2010
After nearly two decades in front of the camera, Luna has learned a thing or two about how to work behind it as well.
January 6, 2011
Abel may mark the beginning of a major new Latin American voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 6, 2011
A comedy that is creepy and amusing in just the right measures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2011
Diego Luna's promising debut as a director is a slight and charming tale of a troubled young boy's retreat into fantasy.
January 6, 2011
Mexican cinema adds another gem to its treasure chest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2011
Engrossing, intelligent fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 4, 2011
Engaging and involving, and so bizarre that it's impossible to predict where the story's going
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2011
A slow-burning but satisfying comedy that goes for gentle humour rather than belly laughs.
January 3, 2011
Tender and affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2011
Enjoyable, off-beat drama that's both darkly funny and emotionally engaging, thanks to assured direction from Diego Luna and a terrific central performance from young Christopher Ruiz-Esparza.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2011
After its edgy, deliberately puzzling first hour, it starts to run out of steam, but at 85 minutes it doesn't overstay its welcome.
January 6, 2011
Luna makes fine use of production designer Brigitte Broch's shabbily cosy interiors to prevent the film from turning into a twee shantytown fairy tale...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 6, 2011
It's an intriguing film...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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