Lucia, Lucia Reviews

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October 7, 2004
February 2, 2004
November 20, 2003
It's the old midlife crisis tale, just without a lot of charm or surprises.
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 10, 2003
More interested in getting to the next plot turn than in telling a coherent and compelling story.
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 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 8, 2003
The picture aims to be cheeky and interesting. But more often it's annoying.
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 1, 2003
Despite the potential for menace implied by its set-up, Lucia, Lucia is finally about finding the opposite.
August 1, 2003
Lucia, a writer of children's books, dips in and out of fiction in her own life, the line blurring so often that it's hard to tell what's real and what's fantasy in Lucia, Lucia. It's even harder to care.
August 1, 2003
This journey of self-discovery hits a dead end long before the closing credits roll.
August 1, 2003
Lucia, Lucia is nicely shot and edited, but the movie is a narrative mess.
August 1, 2003
The movie tries to add too many plot twists and goes on a little long, but there's a lot of material to pack in: a children's book about chickens, embezzling, crooked cops, and that old country favorite - Achy Breaky Corazon.
July 31, 2003
There's ... something flat and labored about the whole affair.
July 30, 2003
A banal third act quickly runs out of gas, confusing the narrative and turning a subtle psychological mood piece into a giddy melodrama.
July 30, 2003
Anxiety is a fair response to a midlife crisis, but that hardly means that we want to see the heroine of a movie spend scene after scene trapped in a nervous dither of indecision.
July 26, 2003
Roth, Becker and especially lvarez-Novoa are all charming performers, but this self-consciously tricky tale of secrets, passion and intrigue doesn't linger beyond the closing credits.
July 25, 2003
A comedy-mystery that's neither funny nor mysterious.
July 25, 2003
Runs out of gas toward the end due to an over-complicated plot.
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