Diamantino Reviews

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April 7, 2020
This dazzlingly original feature from longtime collaborators Daniel Schmidt and Gabriel Abrantes skewers its subjects with loving cinematic gusto.
March 11, 2020
It's too cannily plotted and self-aware to achieve the sort of gonzo energy one associates with genuine cult items.
February 6, 2020
What Diamantino lacks in cohesiveness it mostly makes up for with ambition.
September 19, 2019
There is something to be said for a comedy willing to go broke for surrealism, and that is precisely the thing to be said for this eccentric feature by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt.
September 15, 2019
Abrantes and Schmidt - who have directed four short films together - have made this unclassifiable allegorical comedy. [Full review in Spanish]
September 5, 2019
I applaud risky exercises like this. [Full review in Spanish]
August 30, 2019
[The film] could have been sharper, but it ends up being overshadowed by the charming portrait of its protagonist. I think that without losing this fable tone, it could have delved into the political satire. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 29, 2019
This co-production Portugal-France-Brazil, co-directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, takes us on a delirious journey in which we get into the crisis of a soccer pro. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 28, 2019
The cosmic, fantastic elements make this themed roller coaster a very unique adventure. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 15, 2019
Surely big pharma, right-wing manipulation, and the endless greed of the already wealthy deserve something a little harsher than this ninety-seven-minute underwear ad.
August 1, 2019
Sweet, wild, and openhearted, Diamantino is as charming as its muddle-headed protagonist.
July 13, 2019
'Diamantino' is a prodigy that unfolds with ease between the parody and the espionage thriller. [Full review in Spanish]
July 12, 2019
Form, tone, narrative and gender all slide around the backseat as Abrantes and Schmidt career down various winding roads; the result is an absolutely joyous ride brimming with charm and humanity.
July 12, 2019
Diamantino is a gorgeous, kind-hearted fable about acceptance of who people are, rather than who we want them to be. A brightly coloured modern-day fairy tale with an innocent at the centre. It is funny, outrageous and incredible to look at.
July 2, 2019
A daring and risky comedy, that blends involuntary humor and an extreme malice. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 28, 2019
Diamantino may toss too many balls in the air to satisfyingly retrieve all of them but that can't rob the experience of its strange, wacky fun.
June 27, 2019
"Diamantino" is one of those movies that looks super fun to make but is mind-numbing to actually watch.
June 27, 2019
"Diamantino" is no less committed to these ideas than it is to its own uneven, unforgettable lunacy.
June 26, 2019
The sports-celebrity-industrial complex is merely one target of this robust, rollicking satire.
June 26, 2019
It speaks to the head-spinning era in which we find ourselves, hopping between genre tropes at break-neck speed in to capture the absurdity of the current political moment and how we engage with it.
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