Critic Consensus: Inventive, intelligent, and beautifully filmed, Neruda transcends the traditional biopic structure to look at the meaning beyond the details of its subject's life.
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as Oscar Peluchonneau
as Pablo Neruda
as Gabriel González Videla
as Álvaro Jara
as Delia del Carril
as Pablo Derqui
as Jorge Bellet
as Pepe Rodríguez
as Jorge Alessandri
as Rubén Azócar
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Critic Reviews for Neruda
"Neruda" is a dream of Chile, of what it was and might have been, brought to the screen by a master dreamer.
"Neruda" is a delightful mishmash of two disparate genres: the biopic and film noir.
A sumptuous puzzle of a movie that takes a turbulent period in the life of the Chilean poet and politician and turns it into a fable about fame and the power of words.
This is a serious movie that often feels playful, one that has metafictional ambitions but wears them lightly. You can surrender to the enjoyment of the chase at the film's heart, while not losing sight of Larraín's serious aims.
Calderon and Larrain have taken great dramatic license with Neruda's story, and the payoff is more than worth the risk.
Audience Reviews for Neruda
Intelligent, humorous and inventive, Larraín's film is especially impressive due to the way it uses a cat-and-mouse game as the basis for a metalinguistic exercise instead of being a conventional biography about the poet, and it has some very fine performances by the whole cast.
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