Finding Altamira (Altamira) Reviews

August 28, 2018
A reasonably engaging tale of the ever present arguments that take place between science and belief.
September 23, 2016
Director Hugh Hudson shoots in lush settings and provides ample footage of the incredible paintings; this could make a nice double feature alongside Werner Herzog's documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
September 23, 2016
... too often detours into silly subplots that minimize the moral complexity and trivialize the fascinating true-life source material.
September 23, 2016
Finding Altamira is let down by ordinary acting, way too many scholarly adages and a perplexing level of inaction.
September 22, 2016
Director Hugh Hudson maintains a steady hand throughout in this low-key but powerful rumination on faith and reason.
September 22, 2016
Despite a few flourishes, plus some solid work from Antonio Banderas as Marcelino de Sautuola -- the amateur scientist who first uncovered the famous cave paintings in northern Spain -- it's pretty much the work of someone going through the motions.
September 17, 2016
Antonio Banderas' admirable performance fails to energize Hugh Hudson's handsome but ponderous period drama.
September 16, 2016
A rote but engaging historical drama about the eternal debate between truth and mythology.
September 16, 2016
'Finding Altamira' excels at showing the joys and sorrows that can come from a historic discovery. It also paints a beautiful picture of a tender father/daughter relationship.
September 15, 2016
Some striking shots cannot make up for static storytelling and a clunky script.
September 15, 2016
In Antonio Banderas, Mr. Hudson has a winning de Sautuola of personal modesty, scientific integrity and paternal warmth.
September 15, 2016
Couched in a tale of scientific discovery is a lovely portrait of a father-daughter relationship grounded in intellect and curiosity, a rare thing onscreen.
September 15, 2016
Banderas manages to find spaces for humanity, delivering a satisfying take on frustration and parental protection as Hudson and his screenwriters trying to dramatize a tricky time in Spanish history.
September 14, 2016
A well-mounted if largely prosaic period drama ...
September 10, 2016
Persuasively recalling a Spanish scandal as - even today - the debate between religion and science continues...
April 11, 2016
Les dirige el mtico Hugh Hudson, quien deja a un lado rasgos de autora y se pone al servicio de una produccin que tinta de melodrama y pica (destacan los VFX que ponen las pinturas en movimiento a partir de la imaginacin de la nia).