El Aura (The Aura) 2006

The Aura

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The Aura is a highly original and cerebral thriller that maintains its suspense from start to finish.

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Shy taxidermist Espinosa (Ricardo Darín), who has epilepsy, dreams of committing the perfect crime. He unexpectedly gets the chance when he accidentally kills a shady character during a hunting trip. The victim had planned to rob an armored car carrying casino profits, and Espinosa takes over the scheme. But his lack of criminal experience and his illness put his life in real danger.

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Critic Reviews for El Aura (The Aura)

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (41) | Rotten (6)

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    May 13, 2009 | Rating: 4/5
  • A fuzzy attempt at significance that seems as aimlessly lost in the woods as its heist-plotting characters.

    March 9, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The Aura is richer and less showy than Nine Queens, and it lifts off from the gangster genre to contemplate deeper mysteries. Reminiscent of Antonioni's The Passenger in its obsession with fate and choice.

    January 13, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
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  • Bielinsky also is a most expressive director, achieving considerable nuances and depths of emotion with characters' looks, gestures, body language and silences.

    January 13, 2007
  • In the end, the film's bigger challenge isn't its length, or its deliberate pace: It's that it's overly freighted with symbolism and meaning.

    January 5, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Argentinian writer/ director Fabian Bielinksy (Nine Queens) creates a character with an intriguing set of traits that inspire an equally intriguing plot.

    December 15, 2006 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for El Aura (The Aura)

  • Sep 11, 2018
    Loose, uneven and with too many elements and symbolism that don't quite gel in the end, this Argentinian heist thriller is more efficient and intriguing when focusing on its plot than on Darín's character, who in the end remains a strange puzzle with creepy motivations.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 12, 2011
    Excellent movie. It's just a showcase for great filmmaking, fantastic acting and good storytelling. I really enjoyed this movie and how it built to an excellent climax. There's not much to say, it's a great movie...so you should watch it.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 01, 2011
    Beautiful looking yet slow film about an epileptic man who, after killing the owner of an outhouse, puts himself in that guy's situations. I like this movie, but I don't know if the conclusion fits. After all that time watching this man go through what he went through, it kinda ends without a big, note or any type of note. But I liked the pacing and feel of this movie.
    matt s Super Reviewer
  • Sep 12, 2009
    After the dissapointing Nueve Reinas, Bielinsky makes a great film, Interesting & engaging with a bleak & overcast atmosphere
    Arash X Super Reviewer

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