Leonera (Lion's Den) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Leonera (Lion's Den) Reviews

July 31, 2009
The results are mixed -- a handful of moments of genuine, undeniable power, interspersed with a fair number of listless scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 3, 2009
The dimly lit, exquisitely composed cinematography, by Guillermo Nieto, adds to the draw of this highly recommended movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 3, 2009
Although it is not a comedy, Lion's Den is suffused with sense of life lived in the present. Even the grimmest moments are not exploited to instill fear and loathing.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 2, 2009
Part meticulous character study, part hyperrealist drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2009
A portrait of a subculture whose members take pride in walking their kids to the penitentiary's pre-K class.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2009
Once the film devolves into a drag-down fight for custody with Julia's mother, only Gusman's nuance saves us from a script that seems geared more toward screeching overacting.
October 18, 2008
Powerful, emotional filmmaking and acting give a lift to the familiar women-in-prison film.
October 18, 2008
Pic's overall style and Martina Gusman's bold lead have a great deal to recommend them.
October 18, 2008
At its most interesting when it shows the lives of women and children prisoners, the film has the feel of a movie-of-the-week cliché when it returns to Julia's improbable crime.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4