Contestant (Concursante) Reviews

  • Jul 16, 2012

    this spanish film is a frenetic black comedy about a man who wins a huge tv show prize. it's packed with the kind of european quirkiness you'd see in something like 'Amelie', but it's a very different story which serves more as cutting economic satire. anyone with a background in finance will have an even greater appreciation for this film. i only came across Concursante after enjoying director Rodrigo Cortà (C)s' more recent film 'Buried' and wanting to see what other films he'd made.

    this spanish film is a frenetic black comedy about a man who wins a huge tv show prize. it's packed with the kind of european quirkiness you'd see in something like 'Amelie', but it's a very different story which serves more as cutting economic satire. anyone with a background in finance will have an even greater appreciation for this film. i only came across Concursante after enjoying director Rodrigo Cortà (C)s' more recent film 'Buried' and wanting to see what other films he'd made.

  • Feb 10, 2012

    Ekonomija zbunjuje...

    Ekonomija zbunjuje...

  • Sep 01, 2011

    a bit slow, buut clever and witty film, entertaing enough, you can see why he was chosen to direct buried

    a bit slow, buut clever and witty film, entertaing enough, you can see why he was chosen to direct buried

  • Mar 30, 2011

    Ekonomija zbunjuje...

    Ekonomija zbunjuje...

  • Nov 01, 2010

    Leonardo Sbaraglia in state of grace.

    Leonardo Sbaraglia in state of grace.

  • Oct 02, 2010

    The great interest is more in which the movie develops around than in the story itself. The problem is it can not sustain the plot enough to go on. Although the specific idea is not bad at all, but it does not give light enough to make all the movie shine.

    The great interest is more in which the movie develops around than in the story itself. The problem is it can not sustain the plot enough to go on. Although the specific idea is not bad at all, but it does not give light enough to make all the movie shine.

  • Mar 08, 2009

    Tan actual y tan cierta!!! Todo el mundo debiera verla.

    Tan actual y tan cierta!!! Todo el mundo debiera verla.

  • Jan 17, 2009

    Concursante es un film agresivo y paranoico, un viaje impagable hacia la locura netamente primaria del autor. Es cierto que su inusitada y compleja trama financiera no termina de aclararse bien del todo, pero eso importa un pimiento, lo que aquí prima es un espectáculo de primera, una lección magistral de cine potente y edulcorado. Cortés filma a un ritmo endemoniado una película viva y voraz, un recorrido a mil por hora en el que la histeria y la adrenalina se apoderan del espectador al igual que lo hacen con un inmenso, crepuscular Leonardo Sbaraglia (cualquier elogio se le queda corto), para componer, como por arte de magia, un cuento socio-económico tan demencial como enfermizo, pero nunca maniqueo.

    Concursante es un film agresivo y paranoico, un viaje impagable hacia la locura netamente primaria del autor. Es cierto que su inusitada y compleja trama financiera no termina de aclararse bien del todo, pero eso importa un pimiento, lo que aquí prima es un espectáculo de primera, una lección magistral de cine potente y edulcorado. Cortés filma a un ritmo endemoniado una película viva y voraz, un recorrido a mil por hora en el que la histeria y la adrenalina se apoderan del espectador al igual que lo hacen con un inmenso, crepuscular Leonardo Sbaraglia (cualquier elogio se le queda corto), para componer, como por arte de magia, un cuento socio-económico tan demencial como enfermizo, pero nunca maniqueo.

  • Aug 19, 2008

    Great movie. I'm not agree about some points in the movie (they state that the wealth generation is no feasible). But the the picture in general is very insightful. Worth to see.

    Great movie. I'm not agree about some points in the movie (they state that the wealth generation is no feasible). But the the picture in general is very insightful. Worth to see.

  • Jun 25, 2008

    Excelente critica al sistema economico mundial, direccion y fotografia excelentes, un guion y dialogos sin perdida, de lo mejor que he visto.

    Excelente critica al sistema economico mundial, direccion y fotografia excelentes, un guion y dialogos sin perdida, de lo mejor que he visto.