Human Capital Reviews

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July 18, 2019
Human Capital plays like an icily precise neo-noir, but it's really an acidic black comedy as concerns the overriding selfish nature of humans.
April 3, 2019
Human Capital stumbles on its blandly predictable, two dimensional characters and the implausible melodrama of its latter stages.
March 7, 2019
Human Capital is a taut, cleverly tailored piece of filmmaking.
January 5, 2018
The story isn't particularly sophisticated -- everything whips together more conveniently than a Sunday-night drama -- but the film itself is gripping.
December 12, 2017
... in the end it is clear that, beyond the human capital of those involved (which ends up being translated into economic capital), the commitment to this humanity is lost. [Full review in Spanish]
October 17, 2017
Glossy and engrossing, Human Capital unfolds like a variation on one of those films that spend two hours showing how a handful of seemingly unrelated characters are connected.
September 2, 2017
the film is so gripping, so mounting in its suspense that even as you struggle to keep together all its intertwining stories, you can't look away.
June 20, 2017
Virz's execution of Human Capital is like a fine tightrope balancing act in which slight changes in balance or center of gravity reveal different aspects of human nature.
April 6, 2016
Riveting in an insidious way, this Italian drama continues the long-standing European filmmaking tradition of excoriating the bourgeoisie.
August 20, 2015
Mark Osborne brings the innocence of the story and characters created by Saint-Exupry. [Full review in Spanish]
August 20, 2015
An accurate portrait of human greed with a wide range of emotions that go from comedy to thriller. [Full review in Spanish]
August 4, 2015
Human Capital treads similar structural and thematic ground as Crash and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's first three films, coming away with some of the advantages of the latter films and the weaknesses of all.
July 29, 2015
An elegant thriller, a portrayal of pain, vanity and social inequity. [Full review in Spanish]
July 29, 2015
It feels like an overproduced soap opera with good acting. [Full review in Spanish]
April 3, 2015
The film is further undone by an overwrought ending and toneless conclusion that proves too soft to energize the movie's implied though underdeveloped social critique.
April 2, 2015
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi contributes an affecting performance as the rich boy's spiritually bereft mother, whose self-worth has been smothered by luxury.
April 1, 2015
Italian film weaves three lives from different social strata into a complex whole
March 20, 2015
"Human Capital" manages to be deeply affecting, while also being sharply cynical.
March 13, 2015
This sharp Italian drama exposes social injustice without neglecting the humanity of its characters.
March 5, 2015
It holds attention through Virzi's storytelling skill and an excellent cast, who portray the often devastating turns of fate presented here with a welcome sense of restraint, allowing internalization to do most of the heavy lifting.
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