Güeros Reviews

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October 21, 2020
One of the most bracing Mexican debut features in recent years...
March 16, 2020
Draining the color in service of the disillusioned youth may initially seem detrimental to the depiction of Mexico, but the gorgeous and striking cinematography emits its own radiance, capturing every gradient of silver.
August 22, 2018
Ruizpalacios is too busy indulging in stylistic flourishes for us to form much of an emotional bond with the characters, leading to a closing shot that would have been really powerful if he'd tightened the film's structure.
January 12, 2018
The charm of Güeros, by Alonso Ruizpalacios, is in its variety of... apparent contradictions. [Full review in Spanish]
June 20, 2017
Güeros provides space for this type of dialogue (parallels of social criticisms) delivered through beautiful prose, colloquialisms, music and humor.
May 6, 2016
With the Mexican student strike of 99 as a backdrop and the use of black and white photography and playful camerawork, Güeros is a fresh and interesting film that must be seen. [Full review in Spanish]
May 5, 2016
Güeros is not a perfect film, but it has freshness and honesty, it's ingenious and sensitive, and just for that it's worth seeing it. [Full review in Spanish]
January 13, 2016
A good one, though at times rather grim for a playful comedy.
January 5, 2016
Güeros is an Alice in Wonderland in Mexico City, an incredible visual and sensory exercise on a group of characters orphans of home and identity. [Full review in Spanish]
November 20, 2015
Tomás and his friends are delightful companions on our journey through this somewhat stylised Mexico City location that's new for most of us.
November 19, 2015
It plays like a dreamy, structurally fractured Richard Linklater homage to the French new wave.
November 19, 2015
Seek this one out, then make a friend happy by forcing them to see it too.
November 19, 2015
A very smart debut.
November 17, 2015
The sincere performances, engaging music choices and confident direction all help confirm Ruizpalacios as a promising new voice in Mexican cinema.
September 29, 2015
Palacios deftly navigates the landscape, seamlessly switching tones, moods and paces, rendering Gueros a film full of rich emotions, raw settings, and a unique portrait of youth in rebellion.
September 17, 2015
"Güeros" is brutal, ironic, madcap, and grim.
September 15, 2015
As self-aware black-and-white, nouvelle-vague-tribute fever dreams go, Güeros is surprisingly beautiful, inventive and convincing.
September 15, 2015
Handsomely shot by Damian Garcia in full-frame black-and-white, Güeros is at times both painfully arty and arbitrarily plotted.
September 15, 2015
Güeros is more than a movie, it's an event. [Full review in Spanish]
September 13, 2015
A very well told story with lots of memorable dialogue. [Full review in Spanish]
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