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Bonsái Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 18, 2013
It flows along placidly, heated only occasionally by a bit of sex or disco dancing.
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
July 13, 2012
A melancholy story of romance and regret with moments of drollery and sweetness along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
June 15, 2012
Scenes of breezy intimacy mix well with deadpan comic moments, and Noguera's face is that rare male visage that seems boyishly opaque but over time suggests deep reserves of melancholy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
May 17, 2012
Bonsai illustrates the unbearable lightness of loneliness in a quiet, delicate manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 11, 2012
This isn't a story of Shakespearean proportions, but it's a sweet peg for this complex, carefully constructed gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
May 10, 2012
In clumsier hands it would be easy to get lost amid the expanding thicket of narrative twists.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
May 8, 2012
Bonsái seems like a veritable thicket of illuminating references and correspondences. A kind of poetry sprouts up even in some of the inevitable sad-twee flourishes.
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David Fear
Time Out
May 8, 2012
It tries to examine the contradictions of recasting a flawed reality through fiction-a significant notion that the film's precious structure and borderline indie-quirkfest vibe often dilute to their own detriment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Guy Lodge
Time Out
March 29, 2012
It's a brave irony that a film besotted with the pages of Proust is built around a character who couldn't be more of a closed book.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
February 23, 2012
One of the finest accomplishments from the freewheeling new generation of Chilean filmmakers.
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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter
September 22, 2011
A youthful, melancholy film that draws on literature and writing for its inspiration.