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Even the Rain (Meme La Pluie) Reviews

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February 13, 2017
It is a movie that, at the very least, incites the spectator to self-reflect.
January 18, 2013
Well-acted and always with an ear cocked, listening for its own social relevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2012
Even the Rain is pure cinema, complete with some fruity subtitles in English.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2012
Gripping...
May 19, 2012
Icíar Bollaín melds passionate art with profound politics in this well-conceived, brilliantly acted drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 18, 2012
Obvious and heavy handed in pointing out the never changing struggles between the haves and have-nots but there are still some touching moments and strong performances to make it worthwhile...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 17, 2012
An ambitious, well-intentioned political drama from writer Paul Laverty and his director partner Icíar Bolaín.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 17, 2012
There are striking performances from Luis Tosar as a cynical yet flexible producer and Juan Carlos Aduviri as the native who becomes a figurehead for those who don't have the luxury of playacting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2012
Sharply directed and superbly written, this is a thought provoking and emotionally engaging political drama with terrific performances from Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 15, 2012
Bollaín and Laverty offer a cutting, self-critical analysis of their medium while finding an honest and effective perspective on history...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2012
It's an undeniably didactic drama, but scores points for stylistic ambition and its heartfelt sympathies towards the dispossessed.
March 14, 2012
The film's heart is certainly in the right place, but its narrative is more of a scattergun affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 3, 2011
If you can handle a few scenes of hammeringly obvious metaphor, "Even The Rain" is a rich, multi-layered film that gives an involved viewer much to think about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 13, 2011
"Even The Rain" is alive to the political echoes that reverberate between the 500-year-old film-within-a-film and its contemporary setting. Sometimes those echoes get a little too loud, but in general, this is thoughtful and relevant filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 13, 2011
It starts as clever, but it ends in real feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 6, 2011
Arthouse for the NPR crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 6, 2011
Even the Rain is black and white in its moral intent, but all manner of fascinating detail exists around the edges of the main story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 6, 2011
If the script threatens to get lost in impassioned rhetoric, Icíar Bollaín's direction keeps the film focused on the human stories playing out within its socially conscious frame, building to a powerful climax.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2011
A film within a film within a film, Even the Rain holds up a hall of mirrors to the Third World and invites us to look in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 5, 2011
The most outstanding performance comes from Aduviri, an indigenous Aymara from Bolivia, who was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at Spain's Oscars, the Goyas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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