Carancho Reviews

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August 27, 2018
Visually and viscerally, the film makes for a chilling and sobering 107 minutes.
March 17, 2018
[Ricardo] Darn's performance is sleek and truly moving. [Full review in Spanish]
October 6, 2015
Trapero is a force, as both a director and a producer, in Argentina's exploding though financially strapped film industry.
March 4, 2012
The film's plotting is at times ragged and muffled, though this might be intentional, a way of suggesting the endless ramifications of the endemic corruption. The performances, however, have depth and resonance.
March 2, 2012
March 1, 2012
What starts as a slow-burning series of minor dramas slips into a high-octane gear in the final act.
March 1, 2012
Some movies are described as explosive: this is positively eardrum-perforating.
March 1, 2012
The statistic that 8,000 Argentinians die in traffic accidents every year gives his film a context, but Trapero didn't need to work quite so hard to prove it.
March 1, 2012
The film's bitterness of vision may owe as much to style as to content: this is not King Lear, it does not go deep. But a vision of sorts it is, harsh and haunting.
March 1, 2012
Bruising, moving and utterly compelling.
March 1, 2012
An absorbing if flawed thriller set in Buenos Aires...
March 1, 2012
February 27, 2012
It's relatively effective as a thriller, but rarely welcomes the viewer into its world of legalities and despair.
February 26, 2012
[A] grimly satisfying noir...
February 20, 2012
Scenes spark then fade, until the sinuous climax arrives with collision force.
January 6, 2012
The desolate Edward Hopper nightscapes provide an effective context...
September 7, 2011
The Argentinean actor Ricardo Darn (The Secret in Their Eyes) has an almost Bogart-like gift for playing world-weary rotters with a core of nobility.
April 30, 2011
...this is not just about a stormy romance. It also deals with personal integrity, or lack there of, corruption within the Argentine insurance industry and the violence that it spawns.
April 28, 2011
This is a film that's musical with the cracking of bones and crashing of cars.
April 28, 2011
Trapero's soggy, misguided, derivative melodrama was, somehow, Argentina's Official Selection as Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards.
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