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Mala Mala (2015)

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A documentary that tells the story of nine non-binary individuals living in Puerto Rico.

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Alberic Prados
as Zahara Montiere
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Critic Reviews for Mala Mala

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

This film does not pander. Rather, it demands that the viewer rise to the occasion.

July 3, 2015 | Full Review…

While affirming the dignity of its subjects, "Mala Mala" shows there's little glamour attached to the pursuit of selfhood.

June 30, 2015 | Full Review…

The outcome of this campaign gives the film a heroic arc, and yet amid all the images of celebration and joyful physical abandon the most lingering images are the ones depicting daily routines.

June 30, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Beginning as a colorful documentary about the Puerto Rican transgender community... Mala Mala slowly morphs into a celebration of solidarity and collective activism without ever losing sight of its likable protagonists.

June 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Mala Mala depicts its subjects with an uncommon degree of empathy and understanding, not to mention glamor.

June 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Mala Mala is a highly entertaining emotional documentary that takes the audience from the seedy nightlife, and ultimately onto the steps of the state capital in a rousing upbeat finale.

November 3, 2018 | Rating: 8 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mala Mala

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The fact that this film talks about transsexuals and drag queens as if they all belonged in the same group is not only counterproductive in terms of information but exposes its lack of focus, which is also evident in the unnecessarily large amount of characters that are presented.

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