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DarkBlueAlmostBlack (Azuloscurocasinegro) (Dark Blue Almost Black) Reviews

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December 7, 2007
The plotline's complexity is matched by the depth of the issues explored, with the cast uniformly coming up trumps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 17, 2007
The actors form an appealing ensemble, bringing a warmth and appeal that make the film more compelling than its familiar themes might normally merit.
November 16, 2007
The plot of Spanish director Daniel Sanchez Arevalo's well-acted feature debut is the kind that his countryman Pedro Almodovar would imbue with bold colors, acid humor and perhaps a headstrong transvestite.
October 23, 2007
Daniel Sanchez Arevalo makes an impressive feature debut with this thoughtful, mordantly funny, deeply human film.
October 19, 2007
Director Daniel Sanchez Arévalo would have done well leaving a few subplots on the cutting-room floor. Quality almost always is better than quantity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 19, 2007
Bifurcated images, isolating the characters from their dreams and from one another, create a yearning atmosphere that pulls you in; like their director, you really want them to escape.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2007
A terrific debut from writer/director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 16, 2007
Tells [a] ludicrously compact, aggressively 'heartfelt,' colorfully contrived story.
October 14, 2007
It's a well-acted soap with one too many plot lines, tied together by genteel audio-visual sutures and supported by the brittle metaphor of its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2007
This slice of quirky life story about a classy, unattainable suit in a store window, is one classy movie as well, ennobling its host of eccentric and tragic, yet determined and struggling, vividly realized characters.
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June 19, 2007
Engaging, bittersweet and frequently laugh out loud funny, this is an enjoyable Spanish drama with strong performances and a subtle but effective message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 8, 2007
What could have seemed insufferably self-pitying becomes strangely moving instead -- a sign of a filmmaker placing his absolute trust in their material and coming up all the stronger for it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 23, 2006
There's an impressive, careful complexity to DarkBlueAlmostBlack that belies the inexperience of first-time director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo.
September 15, 2006
Sanchez Arevalo is a worthwhile addition to the growing ranks of providers of solid and entertaining stories taken from life, as seen through a melodramatic prism.
September 13, 2006
Writer/director Aravalo and a fine cast tell the story with great charm.
September 6, 2006
A nice first effort, but still in the middle of the pack, at best.
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November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 19, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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