Lucia, Lucia Reviews

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September 4, 2005
May 16, 2005
...if a director isn't willing to commit to his own movie, then why pray tell should we?
October 7, 2004
August 25, 2004
A playful, though not strikingly original, engagement of the unreliable narrator, and a fluffy study of the contrast between wish-fulfilling fiction and cold, hard reality.
February 2, 2004
November 20, 2003
It's the old midlife crisis tale, just without a lot of charm or surprises.
August 22, 2003
Luca reveals a great deal about herself in 110 minutes of self-fulfilling narration, but imagine how much better the experience would have been had the story allowed itself to match that depth.
August 15, 2003
Roth, as the writer-narrator and sexy center of the piece, simply shines.
August 15, 2003
It's being touted as the latest chapter in the new wave of Mexican cinema, but comparing the meandering Lucia, Lucia to a milestone like Amores Perros is just plain loco.
August 15, 2003
I love a good story, too, but I prefer one that actually goes somewhere (although, as joy rides to nowhere are concerned, this one is a beaut).
August 10, 2003
More interested in getting to the next plot turn than in telling a coherent and compelling story.
August 10, 2003
Serrano's frequently mystifying device of having Luca's cardboard psyche mess with the audience's minds is ultimately a confusing bore.
August 10, 2003
Lucia Lucia is well acted and creatively shot, but the problem is that at its core lies a mystery that isn't terribly interesting.
August 8, 2003
The picture aims to be cheeky and interesting. But more often it's annoying.
August 8, 2003
It's a nifty little premise that becomes even more engaging because of the movie's ability to look at ordinary events through extraordinary eyes.
August 5, 2003
The film is enjoyable in the manner of a high-gloss soap opera, but its forays into socio-political commentary are as laboured as its unnecessarily labyrinthine construction.
August 4, 2003
If you analyze it logically, 'Lucia, Lucia' doesn't make much sense, but if you buy into its zany obfuscation, it can be fun.
August 3, 2003
Who knows when the movie will take a trip down Mulholland Drive?
August 3, 2003
The ways and reasons we make fiction -- including the fiction of a happy marriage -- are the playful but resonant notions that keep the story afloat.
August 1, 2003
Despite the potential for menace implied by its set-up, Lucia, Lucia is finally about finding the opposite.
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