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Princesas (Princesses) Reviews

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December 28, 2007
With not a pimp in sight, no mention of people-trafficking, and a single token drug-addict, this Spanish prostitution drama is serenely old-fashioned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 28, 2007
The film has inspirational messages about the rewards of multicultural integration, but its tacit approval of prostitution as a rewarding career choice seems a bit peculiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 28, 2007
Princesas is heartwarming and sporadically surprising, bolstered by beautifully measured performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 28, 2007
Compelling, frequently funny and, commendably, resists wrapping things up sentimentally. Nice Manu Chao soundtrack, too.
December 27, 2007
Impressively directed, emotionally engaging drama with terrific performances from Candela Pena and newcomer Micaela Nevárez.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 25, 2007
Despite the difficult subject matter, there is colour and energy to the storytelling that betrays a diehard optimism and is vaguely reminiscent of Pedro Almodovar's films. Aranoa keeps a loose, fluid feel to the action and ups the tempo with music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 26, 2007
Slow moving but generally interesting...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 1, 2007
One of the very best films ever made about that most enduring of professions, prostitution.
February 9, 2007
The most engaging presentation from the perspective of an exploited, female underclass since the equally-evocative Maria, Full of Grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 13, 2006
Una película entrañable y conmovedora sobre la amistad y la solidaridad entre dos mujeres, con dos estupendas actrices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2006
Aranoa sketches a melancholy based on accurate human observation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2006
While Princesas offers sensitive and beautifully wrought performances by its two leads (Candela Pena and Micaela Nevarez, who each won Goya Awards), the film offers little new in way of substance or theme.
September 1, 2006
Writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa embraces a pair of Madrid streetwalkers with such affection and compassion that their story, even though prostitutes are a staple of the movies, actually seems fresh and distinctive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 1, 2006
Princesas rehearses 'hooker with a heart of gold' tropes and indulges Almodóvarian clichés of Spanish spunk and solidarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2006
Aranoa's film is a small miracle of controlled empathy.
August 25, 2006
Fernando Leon de Aranoa confirms his Loach-like ability to convert marginalized subjects into socially committed cinema.
August 25, 2006
In Princesas, [writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa] leaves too many loose ends hanging about, but his sentiments are noble.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 25, 2006
Women become prostitutes for different reasons, and the reasons driving the main characters in Spanish writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa's earnest tale of friendship couldn't be more different.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 25, 2006
This is a long film, but easy on the eyes.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 2006
It's well-acted and strikingly shot, but it never quite reconciles its high-drama situations with its low-key approach.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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