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La Nana (The Maid) Reviews

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Prairie Miller
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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 26, 2010
Sporadically intriguing yet ultimately unsatisfying...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
December 3, 2009
Fun for a while but increasingly tedious...
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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
Don Groves
December 31, 2010
Beware the psycho servant in Chilean Upstairs/Downstairs tale!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 3, 2010
Fascinating, humane and compellingly honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
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
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 3, 2009
The Maid is a small film but very sure, and extremely well-acted.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Marianna Faynshteyn
Boston Phoenix
November 12, 2009
In the end the characters' multi-dimensionality makes any loose ends unimportant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laurence Boyce
Little White Lies
August 26, 2010
An extremely sharp portrayal of a complex family and individual dynamic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Alice Tynan
Rotten Tomatoes
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.
Sophie Ivan
September 2, 2010
Sits compellingly between genres.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Karina Longworth
Time Out
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
August 20, 2010
Silva defies the dictates of genre, preferring the complex verities of characterisation over predictable thrills.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 30, 2009
Saavedra's performance has an unwavering intensity that serves the film well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sarah Boslaugh
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
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
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.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 15, 2009
The narrative design of The Maid is at once simple and complex.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
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+
Geoff Berkshire
October 15, 2009
Both a domestic dramedy and a workplace procedural, incisively revealing the emotional consequences of living with a family that you're never quite a part of.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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