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Since Otar Left Reviews

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 30, 2005
La principal fortaleza del film, además de la atenta mirada y la sensibilidad de Bertuccelli, es ese impecable trío de actrices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 9, 2004
Bertuccelli neatly unpacks these three women's burdened lives and leaves us with a haunting souvenir-the last scene is a shimmering revelation.
Boyd van Hoeij
December 1, 2004
Bertuccelli convinces us of her capability of sketching portraits of incredible characters that are credible.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
November 12, 2004
Bertuccelli tackles Since Otar Left... with the kind of ambitious imagination that makes one marvel at a natural filmmaker's unexpected and original choices.
| Original Score: 4/4
Marc Mohan
September 17, 2004
A showcase for three very talented actresses.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
August 27, 2004
The finely crafted film shows the complex needs and anxieties of a three-generation family living in a country that has undergone dramatic political and cultural changes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 21, 2004
...deliberately paced but always interesting...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 19, 2004
This emotionally rich situation is played for all its worth by the entire cast, but the standout is Gorintin.
| Original Score: B+
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
August 18, 2004
You feel like you're watching a real family traipse through an uncertain world instead of actors creating relationships on the spot.
| Original Score: A-
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 11, 2004
Competently made with occasional flashes of brilliance
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 6, 2004
It is a film that understands women, but more importantly, understands life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
August 6, 2004
The film is as intense as all family relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
August 6, 2004
Otar and Lenin make terrific bookends on the post-communist experience for average citizens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
August 6, 2004
Whatever film acting is about -- technique, presence or truth-telling -- [Esther Gorintin] got it.
| Original Score: 3/4
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
August 5, 2004
If you want a film whose ending is happy and sad at the same time look no further.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
July 9, 2004
It feels very real, as if the filmmakers have recorded some actual real-life moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 25, 2004
Since Otar Left tells a story of conventional melodrama, and makes it extraordinary because of the acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
June 24, 2004
A film, in which fictional characters become human by talking as real people really talk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
June 11, 2004
A moving family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
June 10, 2004
Director Julie Bertucelli...doesn't have a very distinctive visual style, but she's aided tremendously by the architecture and scenery of Georgia
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