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Live-In Maid Reviews

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Variety
February 23, 2012
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J. Robert Parks
Time Out
November 18, 2011
| Original Score: 5/5
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 4/5
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 19, 2007
[A] simply told, but emotionally robust movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
September 20, 2007
A vivid portrait of a society in the midst of wrenching change, but it transcends its immediate context to become a thoughtful, even unforgettable, chamber piece, performed with exquisite subtlety by two fine actresses.
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Steven Winn
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
August 10, 2007
Live-in Maid is a fascinating directorial exercise in observing characters whose long history together is coming to an end.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
July 21, 2007
Writer-director Gaggero shoots for a kind of docu-realism, with a few overtly cinematic interludes, like one well-paced split-screen sequence.
| Original Score: B-
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 20, 2007
Weary and overworked to her very bones, Dora nevertheless has a heart of gold and a spine of steel. The movie does, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
July 19, 2007
...it's a wrenching, often painful comedy with its roots in Bergman and Bresson and Chekhov, as well as in the extremely unfunny condition of the Argentine economy. Not a shot or a sentence or a line is wasted.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter
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.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Deborah Young
Variety
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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Julia Wallace
Village Voice
July 17, 2007
A film of startling insight and grace.