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Octubre Reviews

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Leslie Felperin
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
October 20, 2011
A visually interesting, well-acted and economical movie that ought to work yet doesn't gel as a complete experience.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 17, 2011
A quick, quiet movie that distills Lima, Peru, to a downtrodden version of its more dynamic current self.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
July 7, 2011
There is much observation of local detail and an overpowering sense of the oppressiveness of urban poverty, but the film never quite gets airborne.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
May 6, 2011
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 6, 2011
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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May 5, 2011
A dolorous debut from the Peruvian brothers Daniel and Diego Vega and an oblique reminder that one person's fantasy can be another's nightmare -- at least at first glance.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
May 3, 2011
Though it holds your attention all the way through to an enigmatic, spiritually tinged climax, the movie leaves you wanting more than the Vega Vidals' secondhand artistry is able to provide.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
May 3, 2011
There's a message here regarding loneliness and emotional isolation, but the movie's real miracle is that, however precious its premise, this slow-burning not-quite heart-warmer never succumbs to cuteness.