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Carancho (2011)

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Sosa (Ricardo Darín, The Secret in Their Eyes) is an ambulance-chasing personal injury attorney with questionable ethics. Lujan (Martina Gusman, Lion's Den) is a young, idealistic country doctor new to the city. After Lujan and Sosa's paths repeatedly cross, the two form an unlikely romance that is threatened by Sosa's turbulent past. With traffics accidents as the number one cause of death in Argentina, bodies are currency and a black market strives to get rich from the personal tragedies that literally litter the streets. -- (C) Strand

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All Critics (45) | Top Critics (13)

The desolate Edward Hopper nightscapes provide an effective context...

Full Review… | January 6, 2012
Time Out
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The Argentinean actor Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes) has an almost Bogart-like gift for playing world-weary rotters with a core of nobility.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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This is a film that's musical with the cracking of bones and crashing of cars.

Full Review… | April 28, 2011
Boston Globe
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Carancho begins to accelerate with alarming speed - and doesn't stop until the startling, bitterly ironic final frame.

Full Review… | April 20, 2011
Miami Herald
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A no-frills version of a perennial dark story: how love of a sort can take root in a festering place.

Full Review… | March 24, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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A stark, compelling crime drama, shot in lurid close-ups and leading inexorably toward a devastating end.

March 24, 2011
Seattle Times
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A spectacular thriller, gripping, visceral and directed with an intense realism by Trapero, who uses a handheld camera and long takes to simulate a documentary style and keep the audience incredibly tense - and the last scene is fulminating, almost driving the viewers to a heart attack.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Perhaps the fall-spring relationship doesn't quite work but Carrancho is an interesting character sketch of a horrid character. How far will he go to profit at his trade?

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Very well done. Interesting storyline. Rather gritty, which always attracks me. I have to say...Ricardo Darin is becoming one of my top favorite Spanish actors. Just about everything I have seen him in I have liked.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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