The Chosen Ones (Las elegidas) Reviews

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June 13, 2016
A film worth seeing, but far from enjoyable due to the hard subject it deals with. [Full review in Spanish]
May 30, 2016
A glimpse at the horrors of human trafficking in northern Mexico. [Full review in Spanish]
May 10, 2016
A drama about prostitution and exploitation that follows every cliche in the book of "art films". [Full review in Spanish]
May 5, 2016
A film with a hard and difficult theme but that is necessary. [Full review in Spanish]
April 28, 2016
Pablo's second feature lenght is a sober but solid complaint about the human trafficking problem in the northern states of Mexico. [Full review in Spanish]
April 27, 2016
A harsh and brutal reality that the audience doesn't always wants to see on the big screen, but a film that is necessary. [Full review in Spanish]
April 25, 2016
An extraordinary cast which stands out its young protagonists, the result of a casting with non professional actors, give the film a striking realism and freshness. [Full review in Spanish]
April 25, 2016
The film is a necessary one, a movie that will become a cultural referent with time about a specific problem in society. [Full review in Spanish]
April 22, 2016
The Chosen Ones is a movie that reveals on human trafficking, which is an affliction of the modern world and that destroys the lives of so many women and their families. [Full review in Spanish]
April 22, 2016
Pablos gives us a down to earth approach to the complex and painful problem, while also dignifying the victims of these crimes evading explotation at all costs. [Full review in Spanish]
April 22, 2016
The director manages to create a realistic portrait of a critical issue in Mexico, human trafficking and sexual violence against women. [Full review in Spanish]
April 21, 2016
There are films you can only see once and there are some you have to see again, this is one of the later. [Full review in Spanish]
April 21, 2016
A painful yet elegant portrait of a horrible situation that never falls into exploitation. [Full review in Spanish]
April 18, 2016
Pablos runs into narrative trouble when the interesting back-and-forths between Sofia and Ulises become just two strands in a bundle of stories also vying for attention.
April 18, 2016
[The Chosen Ones,] while a little one-note in its dramatic development, is as hard to shake as it is to watch.
April 18, 2016
[The film] has very little that is original or perceptive to say on a subject that needs far more incisive treatment.
April 18, 2016
A powerful, focused drama about the disgusting, damaging practice of sexual slavery.
April 14, 2016
The movie does a lot of things right: it avoids sensationalism, the way the characters are shot to portray captivity, the way it shows a world when even the bad guys are victims. [Full review in Spanish]
April 11, 2016
A frustrating film, it has some virtues but not enough to compensate it's depressing and vague narrative. [Full review in Spanish]
April 7, 2016
A powerful portrait of the women trafficking business and the effects on a group of young women. [Full review in Spanish]
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