January 24, 2013
The audience is left to imagine much of the story, though it is clear it involves love, betrayal, guilt, regret and a recurring crocodile.
January 14, 2013
A dreadfully slow screenplay in the second half undercuts the interesting handling of black and white exposition.
December 27, 2012
Churlish though it sounds, you'll want to arrive for this b&w Portuguese drama about 45 minutes late.
December 26, 2012
Its artfulness seems like an alibi, an excuse for keeping the ugliness of history out of the picture.
September 9, 2012
Naively simplistic in its narrative, opaque in its politics, the movie's appeal is hard to understand.