Carancho Reviews

March 1, 2012
Some movies are described as explosive: this is positively eardrum-perforating.
March 1, 2012
Bruising, moving and utterly compelling.
March 1, 2012
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 28, 2011
This is a film that's musical with the cracking of bones and crashing of cars.
April 20, 2011
Carancho begins to accelerate with alarming speed - and doesn't stop until the startling, bitterly ironic final frame.
March 24, 2011
A no-frills version of a perennial dark story: how love of a sort can take root in a festering place.
March 24, 2011
A stark, compelling crime drama, shot in lurid close-ups and leading inexorably toward a devastating end.
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.
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.
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.
February 10, 2011
Hard to watch, though fascinating for its performances, and the bottomless corruption it portrays.
Top Critic
February 10, 2011
Even when tackling more mainstream fare, Trapero does it with integrity...
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.