Carancho - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Carancho Reviews

Page 1 of 3
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
February 16, 2011
In spite of a commendably nasty noir mentality a la The Postman Always Rings Twice, Carancho is flat-out underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kent Turner
February 10, 2011
The cheap suits, the under-lit cinematography, and hand-held camera can't compensate the viewer for the loss of off-the-cuff realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 12, 2011
A depressing and senselessly violent film noir from Argentina.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chris Cabin
February 10, 2011
would prove forgettable if not for the oddly tender turns that Trapero yields from Darin and Gusman
| Original Score: 3/5
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
April 28, 2011
Trapero's soggy, misguided, derivative melodrama was, somehow, Argentina's Official Selection as Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
February 9, 2011
Talented young director Pablo Trapero is undermined by a weak screenplay for this story of organized crime in Argentina.
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
November 20, 2010
Director Pablo Trapero employs a gritty handheld documentary style in keeping with his sobering subject matter. This approach is at times disconcerting, but then it should be.
Top Critic
Sam Adams
AV Club
February 10, 2011
Even when tackling more mainstream fare, Trapero does it with integrity...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 10, 2011
Hard to watch, though fascinating for its performances, and the bottomless corruption it portrays.
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
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
February 15, 2011
Without resorting to sensationalism, gratuitous gore, false spirituality, or any extraneous artificiality, Trapero has fashioned an emotionally involving picture.
| Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
March 1, 2012
An absorbing if flawed thriller set in Buenos Aires...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 24, 2011
Transforms a sordid little story of two losers into something more interesting and complicated.
Top Critic
Nick Schager
Village Voice
February 8, 2011
[Trapero's] stylistic showmanship eventually pays off in a bravura single-take climax, his camera navigating physical and emotional spaces with the fatalistic urgency and despair of film noir.
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
February 11, 2011
The movie's recommendation has to come with a grain of salt, but most of Carancho is still intelligent and thrilling enough that it's work ignoring the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.1/10
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
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
February 9, 2011
There is a full-throttle, head-long feel to Trapero's film that sends it careering along.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michelle Orange
February 11, 2011
This Buenos Aires is a city of collisions, something we are told early on but absorb with indelible force as Carancho races toward its final impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
March 1, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Page 1 of 3