The Clan (El Clan) (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Clan (El Clan)2016

The Clan (El Clan) (2016)



Critic Consensus: As shockingly compelling as it is dispiriting, The Clan delivers hard-hitting lessons even for viewers unfamiliar with the real-life history behind its story.

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Old habits die hard: The "disappearances" that marked the Videla regime in Argentina continued after the dictator's fall in 1981, but the motive changed from politics to money. Arquimedes Puccio kidnapped wealthy men and women and held them for ransom in his home, using domineering control over his family and - for a time - the tacit protection of police to do it.

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Gastón Cocchiarale
as Maguila Puccio
Guillermo Francella
as Arquímedes Puccio
Peter Lanzani
as Alejandro Puccio
Lili Popovich
as Epifanía Puccio
Gastón Cocchiarle
as Maguila Puccio
Franco Masini
as Guillermo Puccio
Giselle Motta
as Silvia Puccio
Antonia Bengoechea
as Adriana Puccio
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Critic Reviews for The Clan (El Clan)

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (15)

Pablo Trapero recalls the case in gruesome, macabre detail, exploring it with energy and elan.

September 13, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Some of the movie's political shadings about Argentina in the early '80s may not quickly resonate with American viewers. Still, it's impossible not to be drawn into the unnerving world of the Puccios.

April 21, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

A mordant if unwieldy thriller examining how evil not only becomes the norm, but a virtue.

April 1, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It's a testimony to the skill of Francella and the filmmaker how much this movie transcends a history lesson.

March 31, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Even if your knowledge of Argentina's political history is wanting, The Clan is still worth seeing.

March 25, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Trapero has crafted a compelling tale about the tragic price of unquestioning loyalty.

March 24, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Clan (El Clan)


It creates a strong impact by forcing us to be accomplices in the family's criminal activities, with the help of a great cinematography and camera movements/long takes (claro, Pablo Trapero), but it feels hard not to root against all characters - including the young protagonist.

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