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Clandestine Childhood Reviews

February 8, 2013
Ávila can't quite thread the needle between telling his personal story and connecting it to larger social currents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 11, 2013
'Clandestine Childhood'' is the impressive first feature by Argentine director Benjamín Avila.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 10, 2013
When a filmmaker proves as reluctant as Mr. Ávila to speak up about the past, to engage with its full complexity, it can be hard to hear what he's saying.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 10, 2013
The calmer scenes are staged in staid and somewhat clunky fashion, but the graphic animation depicting the worst moments is starkly effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2013
Outré flourishes don't fully lift the story past the limitations of innocence-lost storytelling.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2013
A charming, involving first feature, Clandestine Childhood muscles its familiar coming-of-age material into something more vibrant and urgent than the usual.
May 22, 2012
The pic has strong moments, but is bogged down by a script that regurgitates standard-issue ideas without finding anything interesting to say.
May 21, 2012
As is often the case with directors who adapt their own life-histories, there's the sense that Avila is a little too close to his material.