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Live-In Maid Reviews

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September 8, 2007
Gaggero not only draws out such nuances from the two women but illustrates the complexities of their friendship with carefully constructed cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 30, 2007
Even if I knew how things turned out in Live-In Maid, a fine Argentinean film with English subtitles, I wouldn't give away the ending.
July 20, 2007
This is a very special film.
| Original Score: 8/10
September 13, 2007
It's a small movie but a smartly detailed one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 21, 2007
Dora and Beba both seem like real people, independent women who struggle to hide how dependent they really are.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 17, 2007
A film of startling insight and grace.
October 14, 2007
From the rooms and spaces which house the two women to the slow unraveling of their history together, Live In Maid is a wonder of economic storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 18, 2007
Live-In Maid, Jorge Gaggero's remarkably assured first film, examines the complicated relationship between an upper-class Buenos Aires woman and her housekeeper.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 19, 2007
First-time filmmaker Jorge Gaggero manages to distill a remarkable quantity of poetic gold and psychological truth from this simplest of set-ups, peeling away the shared history of these women with brief but telling snippets of information.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 19, 2007
[A] simply told, but emotionally robust movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2007
The small, well-acted chamber drama is a genre that has virtually disappeared from American screens, which is too bad when you see one as accomplished as Live-in Maid.
July 20, 2007
The actresses bring warmth and complexity to their stock roles, magnifying class struggle through their intriguing back-and-forths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2007
Writer/director Jorge Gagggero has made a sensitive and lovely portrayal of two women.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2007
It paints a lovely, intimate portrait of a complex relationship and shows a side of Latin American life we rarely see on American screens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 9, 2007
Gaggero keeps his focus on the two women who, in order to survive, discover they must drop the facade of class and act upon their 30-year relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 20, 2007
They [Aleandro and Argentina] take what could be clichéd characters and turn them into living, breathing people that viewers can care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 31, 2007
Live-In Maid is a modest chamber piece enriched by its affecting human harmonies and overtones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2007
Live-in Maid is a study of two women who appear not to like each other very much, yet their link makes for a moving drama about friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2007
A fairly successful attempt at satire, though given the subject, there's a lot of darkness under the carpet.
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