Good-Bye Momo (2007)

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Leonardo Ricagni's carnivalesque drama tells the story of Obdulio, an Uruguayan street kid who sells newspapers to survive. By night, however, Obdulio enters the magical world of the "Maestro" (a night watchman), who teaches the illiterate boy about life, and the power of the written word.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Good-Bye Momo

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Sweet but not especially original.

Full Review… | April 20, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

It sounds churlish to bash a film that's as bereft of bad thoughts as a tiny puppy. But when the puppy licks your face for 108 minutes, enough's enough.

Full Review… | April 20, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Though Momo is dedicated to 'the missing children and the children who are coming to save the world,' the most provocative question it asks is whether, with its conspicuous product placement, the film was secretly backed by Coca-Cola.

Full Review… | April 17, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

Middling Cinema Paradiso magic realism turned lifeless by abundant treacle and a literal approach to his lightly surreal material.

Full Review… | May 3, 2007
Slant Magazine

If Acuña weren't such a lovely, personable child, Goodbye Momo would be a hopeless mess. But this actor never strikes a false or phony note as the story's intrepid protagonist.

Full Review… | April 23, 2007
Film Journal International

Little Acuna gives a sweetly unaffected performance as the beleaguered child, and his transformation from a joyless paperboy with no future to a prematurely burdened child for whom education may lead to a better life is touching.

Full Review… | April 20, 2007

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