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December 18, 2016
Even the Rain reveals a story of greed as Cochabamba's water rights are signed off, without the say so of the local people, to foreign corporations. This film is a real eye opener. Well made.
Super Reviewer
July 15, 2016
An intriguing Spanish drama that raises many complex questions about morality with well-constructed characters who have solid motivations for their actions, and the plot makes some curious parallels between the early colonization of America and modern-day imperialism.
July 6, 2016
A well-acted, touching movie paralleling the stuggles the Bolivian people have fought through over hundreds of years.
May 10, 2016
Fascinating juxtaposition of 15th and 21st century exploitation of indigenous American peoples via a film within a film. Despite being somewhat overly schematic (ref Stephen Holden) and with a denouement that stretches credulity, still a stirring depiction of both moral debasement and elevation.
May 7, 2016
Bollaín masterfully encapsulates the legacy of violence left by the Spanish conquest in Latin America while delivering a compelling film about filmmaking itself. A provocative perspective about art, compassion and justice. Tosar and Aduviri, more so than García Bernal, make it a brutally honest one.
February 14, 2016
A powerful piece with an elegant structure, addressing important political questions in an engaging way. We liked.
½ January 28, 2016
This is a rare find. A film that overlaps very well the beginning of a spanish abusive invasion with modern abuse by a multinational. And of course the utter carelessness of the government in between. Very good reenactments of some past abusive events by the empire and the current (or recent) riots. The human questions and relations are not simplistic in this film and renders the complex reality. People expressing niceties before trouble comes are not necessarily the ones able to fight or resist abuses. A lot is conveyed in an incredible short time. Great film.
½ December 27, 2015
Brilliant first half - the second peters out somewhat and grinds to a end. Worth seeing however.
September 29, 2015
A socially conscious and meta film, with a truly unique set-up, if more conventional execution.
August 25, 2015
Beautiful, ironic, sad, wonderful.
March 1, 2015
Wonderfully acted and gripping story... A standard action-drama, but it shined
January 22, 2015
Tremedously well done movie, which stuck to the truth of the movie inside the movie as well as what actually happened in Bovliia in 2000. Anyone who is aware of the Cochabamba Water War, including AmeriKan Bechtell Corporation's. involvment will find this a very interesting film. Tight, well directed, not "hollywoodized," excellent acting, and Honest.
January 17, 2015
Entertaining, informative and cleverly and emotionally put together. An outstanding metaphor for empires old and new, and the roles of individuals within and without them.
November 11, 2014
I am going to pass on this.
½ November 2, 2014
Original and engaging.
August 27, 2014
Es increible como quieren filmar un filme sobre como Espana entro y colonizo y toparse con como el gobierno quiere apoderarse de todo lo que los Bolivianos tienen y han luchado para obtener (deja vu 500 years later?). This makes you think humans have not change anything at all only in cloth and maybe some beliefs (and I doubt that in belief too, is the same thing over and over again). 4 stars for this wonderful film, te pone a pensar en lo impensable, en como la humanidad repite patrones en vez de romperlos (las huelgas siempre han existido y las rebeliones donde sea, da igual que parte del mundo). La lucha por la vida y la igualdad siempre existira pero esta en nosotros romper ese patron y este filme lo muestra muy bien. A movie must be made but there are lives they must save...could they do that too? Or is to risky? I do recommend this movie. Great cast (POBEDILLA! de Hombres de Paco, olvide el nombre del actor pero wow! Que bien verle otra vez en otra cosa, aunque sea del 2011 lol). Bernal como siempre sorprendiendome (tremendo actor) y el director hizo tremendo trabajo (igual los demas DEPT.). Enjoy. - August 27, 2014 review.
July 5, 2014
Very well done movie. I enjoyed it a lot!
June 15, 2014
Interesting parallels between the movie they produce and the climaxing struggle against the privatization of water
May 14, 2014
Esta es una pelcula fenomenal para abrir los ojos y despertar del sueo letrgico de quienes an hoy se atreven a justificar la esclavitud y el trabajo forzoso de millones de latinoamericanos.
March 5, 2014
It's almost too self-referential, but the meta-narrative works, paralleling the filming of the "real Columbus" to the water crisis and the exploitation of the indigenous peoples. Solid acting, with a real emotional punch.
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