Intacto Reviews

July 1, 2003
I got a headache watching this meaningless downer.
April 29, 2003
The movie doesn't generate a lot of energy. It is dark, brooding and slow, and takes its central idea way too seriously.
February 27, 2003
A clever high-concept in search of a better movie.
February 21, 2003
Nothing if not hip, but its questions are more coffee-shop hypothetical than genuinely profound.
February 21, 2003
I admired Intacto more than I liked it, for its ingenious construction and the way it keeps a certain chilly distance between its story and the dangers of popular entertainment.
January 24, 2003
It's a film for those whose wits have been sharpened by endless reruns of The Twilight Zone, and filmed with a slick posh that foolishly passes for style.
January 24, 2003
It's to be hoped that Fresnadillo, having gotten his boyhood experience out of his system, will marshal his impressive gifts to create stories of considerably less preposterous and insular appeal.
January 24, 2003
It has Mamet's cool, philosopher's finesse, but none of Borges's fun.
January 3, 2003
An intellectual exercise, but with not much intellect and too much exercise.
December 27, 2002
As it stands, it only works as an alternative to Jackass: The Movie.
December 18, 2002
An enigmatic film that's too clever for its own good, it's a conundrum not worth solving.
December 17, 2002
A very stylish but ultimately extremely silly tale...a slick piece of nonsense but nothing more.
December 13, 2002
A feature-length Twilight Zone episode that takes itself far too seriously.
December 13, 2002
Intriguing premises do not always make for interesting movies.
December 13, 2002
Viewers will need all the luck they can muster just figuring out who's who in this pretentious mess.
December 10, 2002
Intacto's focus on arcane bylaws allows for little emotional or moral impact.
November 7, 2002
In this much-ado-about-nothing procedural, Fresnadillo reduces his characters to pawns lost in a Greek labyrinth.
October 28, 2002
Intriguing premise and nice visuals but a storyline too opaque for its own good.
October 2, 2002
Its premise ... never develops beyond the level of a mediocre X-Files episode.
June 23, 2002
Far-fetched premise, convoluted plot, and thematic mumbo jumbo about destiny and redemptive love.