Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura) 2016

Bleak Street

Critics Consensus

Opulent and odd, Bleak Street isn't quite weird enough to work.

58%

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38%

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User Ratings: 38

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Prostitutes Adela and Dora are burdened with bad marriages and financial problems. To make ends meet, they drug and rob dwarf twins working as luchadores.

Cast & Crew

Alejandro Suárez
Max
Paz Alicia Garciadiego
Screenwriter
Xanat Briceño
Executive Producer
Luis Alberto Estrada
Executive Producer
José María Morales
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Alejandro Cantú
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Critic Reviews for Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura)

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (10)

  • Ripstein has a careful, benign hand, free of caricature and sentimentality. His feat is in the storytelling; the stripped down version of the preposterous story reinforces its tragedy.

    March 16, 2020 | Full Review…
  • While undeniably outrageous at times, Bleak Street also takes its protagonists and their plights seriously. Like many of Ripstein's previous films, there is real grit and dirt within his desaturated poverty-riddled scenarios.

    August 25, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Although the movie doesn't flinch at presenting a dark and unsavory portrait of a down-and-out slice of humanity, it also detects a glimmer of something more in the characters, nudging the story in the direction of tragedy.

    March 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The true story that inspired it raises eyebrows, but those raised eyebrows are all the film provokes, as well. That just isn't enough.

    January 21, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • "Come, let us have a drink," says one aging streetwalker to another, "and hate everything and everyone." If that sounds tempting, then Mexican auteur Arturo Ripstein's latest will be right up your dimly lit, trash-strewn alley.

    January 20, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] sense of surreality within a mode of social realism (the scenario, believe it or not, was actually inspired by true event) ... gives the movie its off-kilter power.

    January 20, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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