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Even the Rain (Meme La Pluie) Reviews

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May 17, 2012
Never really excels in any given area, and re-watch factor is a zero.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 14, 2011
Subtle the film is not, with Icíar Bollaín always working extra hard to make sure we don't miss the parallels between the different modes of oppression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 25, 2011
It would probably work better as a short story than as a film.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2011
Director Icíar Bollaín mixes Even the Rain's various storytelling modes with an obviousness that ultimately negates enlightening intellectual or emotional discovery.
February 18, 2011
Shuffling ideas from "Fitzcarraldo" and "Dances With Wolves" yields the cinematic equivalent of a term paper for Imperialism 101 in "Even the Rain."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 17, 2012
Bolleín and Laverty punch up every icon and wingding in the arthouse cliché dropdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 5, 2011
The film, meanwhile, remains mired in the middle ground between meta-cinematic cleverness and earnest good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2017
It is a movie that, at the very least, incites the spectator to self-reflect.
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 19, 2012
Icíar Bollaín melds passionate art with profound politics in this well-conceived, brilliantly acted drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2011
Director Iciar Bollain remains such an extraordinary director of actors that in every scene some surprising nuance counters the literalism of the script.
February 25, 2011
Makes the political personal enough -- despite some moments of overly heavy-handed allegory -- that it largely avoids sermonizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
January 18, 2013
Well-acted and always with an ear cocked, listening for its own social relevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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February 17, 2011
There's a rueful, knowing quality to the moments when Bernal's character puts the film above all else, blinded to the fact that his pursuit jeopardizes the ideals he means to enshrine.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 7, 2012
Even the Rain is pure cinema, complete with some fruity subtitles in English.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2011
The performance by Luis Tosar as the producer is confident and sturdy. Gael Garcia Bernal, as the director, is wimpy and not clearly defined, but that's in the nature of the character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 17, 2011
"Even the Rain" does have its pretensions, along with its ambitions, but it also illustrates film's power.
February 18, 2011
It's unimpeachably politically correct, of course, but a little too tidy and incurious for its own good.
February 20, 2011
Scenic and gripping roller-coaster. . .with magnetic acting. . . strongly demonstrates the tremendous power of fiction to raise consciousness about the past and the present.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 24, 2011
its burning spirit has an unimpeachable potency.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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