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Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) Reviews

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March 2, 2019
A mishmash of fairy tale, horror film, and social commentary, Good Manners is almost like three entirely different movies. It all adds up to a uniquely intriguing film ...
February 21, 2019
A vehicle steered erratically from drama to horror to fairy-tale, but this is movie that needs a seatbelt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2018
Until the film's midpoint heel-turn, Good Manners feels deliciously unpredictable in a way that only daring genre-benders such as this ever really manage.
November 29, 2018
Told as a modern fairy tale, Good Manners blends fantasy with social strife, crafting a sometimes beautiful, uneven - but undeniably captivating - film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 12, 2018
"One of the best films of the year, one that transcends genres, formulas and cinephile winks".
Full Review | Original Score: 3.25/4
November 3, 2018
Good Manners is a seductive werewolf fairytale that left me feeling stunned, exhilarated, and craving more.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 31, 2018
While the film does have its weak spots, including some out-of-place CGI, they're worth ignoring, as Dutra and Rojas deliver a smart, sensitive film with just enough gore to keep it interesting.
October 31, 2018
A loving tribute to the classic Hollywood films of the 1940s (those sets! those backdrops!) as well as monster movies from the same era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 18, 2018
Good Manners is at its most fascinating when it leaves the old song behind and explores the murky space between pain and ecstasy.
October 18, 2018
References to other genres and pop-culture artifacts abound, making the beautifully shot film's 135 minutes move faster, if not always coherently.
October 1, 2018
Good Manners is a work that shows the imprint of two filmmakers who not only demonstrate their professionalism as directors, but their vast knowledge of the cinematographic world. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2018
The slowly paced movie feels about half an hour too long, but it's an adventurous genre-bender.
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
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