Realive Reviews

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September 21, 2018
Realive is a solid entry in Mateo Gil's wheelhouse of deeply resonant emotional dramas(...) This "wrong time" love story works because of the chemistry between the leads, even if the present day/future conflicts pale slightly in comparison.
July 16, 2018
Mateo Gil's movie doesn't pack a huge emotional punch, but its willingness to grapple with weighty ideas makes it compelling viewing.
October 16, 2017
... Realive will push the emotional buttons on the ethical conundrums that will greet the newly reborn, adrift in a world different from the one they left behind decades earlier.
September 29, 2017
One of the year's best science fiction titles.
September 29, 2017
Realive is a science fiction drama with a brain, a scientifically altered one that hooks up to a power source beautifully.
September 28, 2017
Like a "Black Mirror" episode combined with a philosophy seminar, "Realive" has plenty of brains. Yet it has a heart, too, and that adds a surprising amount of emotion to this above-average science-fiction film.
September 28, 2017
Realive's greatest strength is that it takes its premise so seriously, engaging with its moral and spiritual questions.
September 28, 2017
This look at the future is hard to become engaged with because the world is so cold and lifeless. As Marc says, "before I died I thought there was nothing after death; now I'm sure."
September 28, 2017
There's a lot to chew on in "Realive," and it surprisingly works for the most part, offering a mature, introspective take on weird science.
September 26, 2017
Firm in its convictions and strong in its message... [Full review in Spanish]
September 25, 2017
... "Realive" ultimately aims to be all about matters of the heart, and in that realm [writer/director Mateo] Gil's imagination proves disappointingly limited.
September 25, 2017
... an inventive if somewhat mawkish sci-fi melodrama in which a terminally ill hipster finds himself regenerated in the near-distant future, only to learn that he may have been better off dead.
September 25, 2017
Thought-provoking and smart sci-fi romance that manages such a gloomy tone that you can't warm up to it.
September 24, 2017
"Realive" feels a little sterile and its performances are hit and miss. But its thought-provoking conceit keeps you engaged until the very--and largely ironic--end.
May 8, 2017
A story of impossible love, like the great stories of love in cinema, which also doesn't deserve anonymity. [Full review in Spanish]
February 18, 2017
updates the Frankenstein myth to explore not just the expected issues of medical and scientific ethics, but also ideas of time, memory, identity, and the Cartesian division of mind and body.
February 8, 2017
A film that unfolds in the form of a science fiction film with moral aspirations that, in essence, is configured as a romantic love story. [Full review in Spanish]
February 8, 2017
A film that at risk accumulates enough arguments for a joyful instant. [Full review in Spanish]
February 8, 2017
With a more philosophical than fantastic film, Mateo Gil doctorates in science-fiction. [Full review in Spanish]
September 27, 2016
This is a film of philosophical rumination as its hopeful characters find themselves living in an imperfect world of their own creation.
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