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Critic Reviews for Octubre
A visually interesting, well-acted and economical movie that ought to work yet doesn't gel as a complete experience.
A quick, quiet movie that distills Lima, Peru, to a downtrodden version of its more dynamic current self.
There is much observation of local detail and an overpowering sense of the oppressiveness of urban poverty, but the film never quite gets airborne.
The Vegas, having pared their script to the bone - there are no speeches and not a line of exposition - hew to the less is more school of art-film realism.
"Octubre" has the feel of something Jim Jarmusch might have made in his early years -- lots of dark humor that you'll think of in the middle of the night, and laugh about.
Audience Reviews for Octubre
A subtle and well crafted dark comedy about a loan shark whose life is stuck in a rut until he finds a newborn baby abandoned in his bedroom, a product of a liason with a prostitute. Uses deadpan humor to shade its tale of redemption with humanity and understated emotion. An unexpected joy.
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