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The Grandfather (El Abuelo) Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Arthur Lazere
January 1, 2000
The actors are skilled, but defeated by the stereotyped characterizations and the leaden, cliché-ridden dialogue.
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Never fully quickens into a work of sustained emotion.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
An often lovely, often frustrating, old-school melodrama about love and honor.
Emanuel Levy
August 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
January 8, 2010
The slack pacing keeps the 'touching' from developing into something more deeply affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
In the final stage of his life the elderly protagonist learns a thing or two about time, friendship and blood ties.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
A prettily shot soap opera that spends 2 hours telling a story that would be more effective in 90 minutes.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 82/100
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Both a moving story of old age and a juicy portrait of skeletons in an aristocratic family closet.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A rueful, funny and deeply moving fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Brilliant to look at and compellingly written.
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