Intacto Reviews

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May 28, 2003
Fresnadillo has something serious to say about the ways in which extravagant chance can distort our perspective and throw us off the path of good sense.
April 7, 2003
So fiendishly cunning that even the most jaded cinema audiences will leave the auditorium feeling dizzy, confused, and totally disorientated. Not to mention absolutely refreshed.
February 24, 2003
The casting of von Sydow ... is itself Intacto's luckiest stroke.
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.
February 20, 2003
A clever, original thriller that bows to no genre.
January 30, 2003
Its use of the thriller form to examine the labyrinthine ways in which people's lives cross and change, buffeted by events seemingly out of their control, is intriguing, provocative stuff.
January 24, 2003
Mesmerizing art-noirish thriller.
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 17, 2003
Demonstrates a vivid imagination and an impressive style that result in some terrific setpieces.
January 10, 2003
It is von Sydow who gives Intacto its gravity, resonance, soul.
January 10, 2003
Even if you get lost in the labyrinth of the plot -- which is not just understandable but almost inevitable -- you will almost certainly enjoy yourself trying to make it all make some sort of cosmic sense.
January 9, 2003
It's a nicely detailed world of pawns, bishops and kings, of wagers in dingy backrooms or pristine forests.
January 3, 2003
An intellectual exercise, but with not much intellect and too much exercise.
January 3, 2003
Sleek and arty.
January 3, 2003
Although Sam's concentration camp backstory flirts with tastelessness, Mr. Fresnadillo charges Intacto with enough well-visualized oddity and surrealism to keep it interesting.
December 25, 2002
A sharp brainteaser of a film, a compelling mind game you compulsively play along with.
December 19, 2002
The movie is ingenious fun. See it.
December 19, 2002
Writer-director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo makes a feature debut that is fully formed and remarkably assured.
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