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Granito Reviews

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Paul Brunick
New York Times
September 13, 2011
"Granito" is less rough-edged than its guerrilla-film predecessor, but it shares a spirit of simplistic revolutionary solidarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
September 14, 2011
Sloppiness doesn't suit Granito, which should be concise, complicated, and elegant.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
December 2, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
Time Out
September 13, 2011
There are only so many times you can watch a camera panning and zooming over still photos before your tolerance for the Ken Burns effect reaches its limit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
October 17, 2011
A well-meaning but inelegant bore.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Robert Koehler
Variety
February 10, 2011
As well-intended as it is artless.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2011
There's a naggingly studied tone to the whole enterprise that makes it feel like history class rather than a complex, urgent reckoning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
February 8, 2011
The film tracks the history of the country, but viewers may feel the documentarian inserts herself too much into the story.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
February 4, 2012
The movie is erratically paced, often static and dry, and occasionally dull. But the subject matter keeps you intrigued - barely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
September 13, 2011
Granito becomes both a humanitarian legal thriller and a quest to find justice through cinema.
Chris Barsanti
PopMatters
June 17, 2011
...delves into the case being built in a Madrid court against two generals charged with perpetrating a genocidal campaign against the Mayan people of Guatemala.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jennifer Merin
About.com
August 10, 2011
Part courtroom drama, part political thriller and part war movie, Granito: How to Nail A Dictator is one of the most compelling. gripping and inspiring documentaries of the year to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
April 2, 2011
The film is at its best in its footage of those who are picking up the fight that their parents began against Montt, these 'granito' - or grains of sand - who hope that by coming together they can make a difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 14, 2011
A meditative look back at the mass murder of Mayan Indians in Guatemala and the role of the progressive film-maker. Not agit-prop at all despite what mainstream reviewers here say.
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Miami Herald
February 3, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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