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Born and Bred Reviews

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July 6, 2010
Not everyone will find Trapero's uncompromising storytelling and quiet camerawork to their liking, but once more with Born and Bred he demonstrates a masterful ability to unite the physical and the metaphorical, the social and the sensual.
August 30, 2007
We search for something redeeming, which we finally receive but far too late.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 24, 2007
The film is so beautifully shot and controlled that Patagonia becomes as much a character in the film as the middle-class Santiago and his working-class friends.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2007
Like the brutal climate it portrays, the film isn't easy to love, and Pfening makes a less sympathetic soul in torment than Trapero perhaps intends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2007
Argentinian director Pablo Trapero's Born and Bred is a quiet but resonant mood piece.
August 24, 2007
Scenery apart, the film is penitence at 24 frames per second.
August 24, 2007
Trapero creates a cinematic eco-system that moment by moment, scene by subtle scene, completely enfolds you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2007
The landscape speaks louder than words in this atmospheric journey through emotional extremes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2007
A searing, wonderfully shot, and artfully understated examination of guilt and grief.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2007
Impressively acted and compassionately observed, it hovers intriguingly between reality and dream-state.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2007
Director Pablo Trapero seals his enviable reputation with this exceptional study of isolation and grief.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 15, 2007
Just as the constantly falling snow leaches the colour from the backdrop, so the emotion bleeds out of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 28, 2006
An existential nightmare of grief, guilt and penance, with Guillermo Nieto's sublime photography of the frozen, otherworldly landscape a correlative to Santiago's suspended state.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
September 23, 2006
An Argentine film packed full of pain and suffering that nevertheless fails utterly to connect with its audience.
September 13, 2006
An emotionally stunning journey of a father's return to his senses after a horrible accident.
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