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Carancho Reviews

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Amy Taubin
Artforum
October 6, 2015
Trapero is a force, as both a director and a producer, in Argentina's exploding though financially strapped film industry.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
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.

Empire Magazine
March 2, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Grant Rollings
The Sun (UK)
March 1, 2012
What starts as a slow-burning series of minor dramas slips into a high-octane gear in the final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 1, 2012
Some movies are described as explosive: this is positively eardrum-perforating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
March 1, 2012
Bruising, moving and utterly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
March 1, 2012
An absorbing if flawed thriller set in Buenos Aires...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
March 1, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
February 27, 2012
It's relatively effective as a thriller, but rarely welcomes the viewer into its world of legalities and despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Scotsman
February 26, 2012
[A] grimly satisfying noir...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Crocker
Total Film
February 20, 2012
Scenes spark then fade, until the sinuous climax arrives with collision force.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 6, 2012
The desolate Edward Hopper nightscapes provide an effective context...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
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 | Original Score: B-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 28, 2011
This is a film that's musical with the cracking of bones and crashing of cars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 25, 2011
... tips into melodrama with characters so desperate they are driven to extremes, but that's noir territory. It's an entertaining, albeit disturbing, ride with a helluva final destination.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 20, 2011
Carancho begins to accelerate with alarming speed - and doesn't stop until the startling, bitterly ironic final frame.
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
March 24, 2011
A no-frills version of a perennial dark story: how love of a sort can take root in a festering place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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