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Jordan Reed
Boxoffice Magazine
October 28, 2004
A poor script, occasionally baffling editing, and actors who cannot rise above the various missteps combine to make A Silent Love a messy, confusing debut that more resembles a student film than a theatrical release.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 24, 2004
The potential for a rebound love, and for disaster if it all falls down, keeps the movie quietly burning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
October 29, 2004
Performed with subtlety and offering no pat resolutions
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 29, 2004
This story of a shy Canadian professor who weds a younger Mexican woman he has met online is not content to be a feel-good intercultural idyll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
October 26, 2004
It maintains a refreshingly unsentimental trajectory.
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
November 22, 2004
An unimposing film of many a film festival, Federico Hidalgo’s “A Silent Love” is a decent film full of true human emotions
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 29, 2004
A Silent Love manages to entertain while saying something about loneliness and culture shock.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
September 24, 2004
Hidalgo takes us on an interesting journey into the hearts and minds of people who uproot themselves and spin slightly out of control in a new milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
September 24, 2004
Steers clear of the emotionally obvious; it's a film that's funny without laughter and sad without tears.
| Original Score: 3/4
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
October 19, 2004
Salazar ... pulls the audience over to her corner early on and never lets go of them.
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Robert Dominguez
New York Daily News
October 29, 2004
A gentle character study that puts a fresh spin on mother-in-law trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 29, 2004
Robles and Hidalgo ring enough changes on a stock situation that you're never sure where it's going, and that alone is no mean achievement in a genre as formulaic and enervated as romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 16, 2004
[An] intelligent, understated, humanistic film.
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Scott Foundas
Variety
November 17, 2004
They're vibrant individuals with minds of their own, which is another way of saying that they only occasionally obey the dictates of Hollywood romantic-comedy convention.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
December 12, 2004
Puts an unusual spin on some of the clichés of the romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 17, 2005
Director Federico Hidalgo moves the film at a thoughtful pace and refuses to impose a tidy prefabricated conclusion on his story of marriage and misunderstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Los Angeles Times
November 18, 2004
Its charms sneak up on you because of the nuanced performances of Burton, Bauche and particularly Salazar as their characters discover that what people think they want and what ultimately makes them happy aren't necessarily the same thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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