Carancho - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Carancho Reviews

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
March 1, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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-
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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
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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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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 24, 2011
A stark, compelling crime drama, shot in lurid close-ups and leading inexorably toward a devastating end.
| Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 11, 2011
"Carancho" was Argentina's nominee for the foreign-language Oscar. It didn't make the short list, but life isn't always fair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
February 11, 2011
At heart an unlovely love story illuminated by sudden flares of violence, the film reeks of hopelessness and moral destitution, offering its lovers few means of escape.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
February 10, 2011
You can see the influence of 1950s film noir, the ballsy renegades of 1970s American cinema (especially early Martin Scorsese) and a little touch of the Coen brothers.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 10, 2011
Hard to watch, though fascinating for its performances, and the bottomless corruption it portrays.
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Sam Adams
AV Club
February 10, 2011
Even when tackling more mainstream fare, Trapero does it with integrity...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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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.