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Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) Reviews

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September 7, 2018
The filmmakers have a grand habit of stealing from others and making it their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2018
By infusing the classic werewolf story with undercurrents of class division, sexual awakening and economic unrest, it transcends horror movie clichés and astutely depicts the quiet terror of feeling invisible in the modern world.
August 27, 2018
A moving and unexpected love story, a werewolf film with inescapable political bite, and - perhaps most of all - one of the most vivid, memorable and original treatments of the trials, challenges and joys of motherhood itself.
August 24, 2018
Phenomenal... A heady reconfiguration of genre flavors used as the framework to explore class, race, and sexuality in modern-day Brazil.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2018
A modern, urban take on the werewolf story, Good Manners injects a lot of new and interesting ideas into an old dog. It falls somewhere between art-house and genre cinema, which though an odd combination, is wholly captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2018
Yet while it's refreshing to see teen lycanthropy handled as something other than a metaphor for sexual awakening, Good Manners dawdles on its way to a surprisingly predictable and unearned resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 16, 2018
"Good Manners" is a haunting tale of love - and the burdens that come with it.
August 14, 2018
Rui Pocas' cinematography is rich with particularly lush use of matte paintings for the cityscapes and the contrast between Ana's antiseptic wealth and the colourful jumble of Clara's home is effectively marked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2018
The tone grows increasingly delicate and sweet; in fact the film ends up feeling like a fairy tale.
August 14, 2018
Good Manners understands something that most films-Hollywood and otherwise-just can't manage. It observes how women's lives can intersect without the involvement of men, in a perfectly organic and realistic way.
August 14, 2018
For all its fantasy tropes, werewolves and blood-sucking sleepwalkers, Good Manners retains a realistic and heartwarming tone.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 27, 2018
The film is a rebellion of surfaces that never quite reaches, or emanates from, the underpinning roots of its fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 26, 2018
Swerving from predictable to confounding, dreamy to demented, artful to awkward, this genre-twisting hybrid from Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra links art house and slaughterhouse with unexpected success.
July 25, 2018
A heady blend of heightened reality and grounded fantasy...
July 24, 2018
There are moments to treasure throughout, from lovely out-of-nowhere musical numbers to the beautiful hand-drawn stills that depict a key flashback.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 19, 2018
"Good Manners" is a strange and wondrous fable. A Brazilian fantasy and stinging social commentary, it features motherhood, lesbian passions, and werewolf instincts, plus a few musical numbers thrown in for good measure.
June 12, 2018
Those sick of the apprehensive nature of modern "elevated horror" movies will find some relief here, as well-known werewolf traits are treated respectfully and without irony.
April 18, 2018
What's most impressive is how [the filmmakers] generate nervous laughter even when something truly horrific is happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2018
...casts traditional Brazilian werewolf lore into the aesthetics of a fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 3, 2017
Good Manners is a lyrical fable on how we treat others, how we raise good children, and how the world too often turns against us.
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