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La Nana (The Maid) Reviews

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June 11, 2010
Is this two-dimensional, emotionally stunted and alienated character truly so lacking in any complexity, fascinating personal and cultural history of her own, or inner life? It seems so, until the workingclass can make their own movies about themselves.
February 26, 2010
Sporadically intriguing yet ultimately unsatisfying...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 3, 2009
Fun for a while but increasingly tedious...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 10, 2009
The absence of any really likable characters in the film is troublesome. Over the course of the movie, we become less interested in finding out what happens to any of these people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2017
The Maid is lovely film, thoughtful, intelligent and deeply human. As a portrait of one individual struggling with the socio-economic forces that define her role and relationships, it very gently takes apart the forces that disallow equality.
December 31, 2010
Beware the psycho servant in Chilean Upstairs/Downstairs tale!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2010
Fascinating, humane and compellingly honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
August 28, 2009
This slow descent of a middle-aged servant is no downer and will register strongly with those who need reminding that servitude, professional or otherwise, is a self-constructed prison with the key in one's own pocket.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 3, 2009
The Maid is a small film but very sure, and extremely well-acted.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 12, 2009
In the end the characters' multi-dimensionality makes any loose ends unimportant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 26, 2010
An extremely sharp portrayal of a complex family and individual dynamic.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2010
Saavedra totally embodies the role of Raquel, holed up in her disinfected cage, while Sergio Armstrong's handheld cinematography underscores the claustrophobia of her existence.
September 2, 2010
Sits compellingly between genres.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2009
Saavedra, in an incredibly vanity-free performance, never shies away from Raquel's darkest edges and still forces us to empathize with the frustrations and stunted loneliness of a life lived in servants' quarters.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 20, 2010
Silva defies the dictates of genre, preferring the complex verities of characterisation over predictable thrills.
March 30, 2009
Saavedra's performance has an unwavering intensity that serves the film well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 4, 2009
...if there's any justice in the Academy [Catalina Saaveda will] be contending for a Best Actress Oscar this spring.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 1, 2009
Saavedra is excellent as the embittered title character. As a result, you spend much of the film wanting to punch her in the face.
October 15, 2009
The narrative design of The Maid is at once simple and complex.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2009
Here is a profound story of a woman who breaks out of a social cage that she maintained as much as her perceived masters.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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