La Historia Oficial (The Official Story) Reviews

April 23, 2019
Simultaneously serves as a crackling political thriller and a deeply moving family drama.
December 23, 2006
A rare film, which makes a powerful political statement while telling a touching personal story. In his feature debut, Puenzo shows commitment to human rights without imposing explicit political doctrine.
August 23, 2006
An almost textbook example of how to use a personal story to tell and illuminate a much larger one (are you listening, Oliver Stone?).
September 26, 2005
March 31, 2005
October 23, 2004
The Official Story is part polemic, part thriller, part tragedy. It belongs on the list with films like Z, Missing and El Norte, which examine the human aspects of political unrest.
August 30, 2004
From the legacy of anguish left by Argentina's military juntas, Luis Puenzo has created a glowing film.
February 25, 2004
November 7, 2002
March 16, 2002
A wrenching and painful drama that crystallizes the horror and the obscenity of political activities that annihilate family solidarity in the name of ideology.