The Clan (El Clan) Reviews

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September 4, 2019
'The Clan' is a remarkable and balanced film that knows how to take advantage of the murky real story it tells us. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 4, 2019
'The Clan' transforms the viewer's attention into a boredom that increases as the conclusion approaches. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 30, 2018
An interesting story, uninterestingly told: Trapero's take on an unusual tale of Argentine criminality won't win any new converts to his country's national cinema.
January 22, 2018
... the most anticipated Argentinian film of the year. [Full review in Spanish]
November 5, 2017
A plodding, lazy and ravishingly dull biopic about a vicious and genuinely fascinating crime family set in the early eighties.
January 2, 2017
This is often an unpleasant and chilling watch, but the performances are strong.
December 28, 2016
It's an increasingly bizarre story, but Trapero keeps you engrossed with a well-crafted script and terrific performances.
October 13, 2016
Director Pablo Trapero exercises a cool restraint in his portrayal of this diabolical domesticity.
September 27, 2016
The Clan explores the dark side of bourgeois respectability, and offers telling insight into the banality of evil: it's a fine film, but not an easy watch.
September 23, 2016
The inclusion of archival footage of Alfonsn and General Galtieri is not only part of Trapero's attention to period detail but also serves to contextualise the film within a wider culture of memory politics.
September 23, 2016
The familiar beats of the crime saga ... are all present and correct. But the dark political and societal subtext makes for a new, discombobulating sensation.
September 18, 2016
Trapero negotiates with verve the uneasy juxtaposition between quotidian family life and something rather darker and more sinister.
September 16, 2016
The patriarch is Arquimedes Puccio, played brilliantly by Guillermo Francella, his piercing, pale-blue eyes gazing from another, darker world.
September 16, 2016
An unforgiving, but highly compelling watch.
September 16, 2016
Related in gritty Scorsese fashion with striking Hollywood style, and revealing Trapero's top-notch storytelling prowess and expert technical flair, the movie builds to a truly stunning climax.
September 16, 2016
Curiously inert for such purportedly thrilling subject matter.
September 15, 2016
A striking, powerful thriller.
September 15, 2016
So strange and compelling it quickly transcends its influences.
September 15, 2016
The Clan mostly registers as evidence that a director pursuing his most commercial instincts often gives rise to his least interesting of films.
September 15, 2016
Pablo Trapero's brilliant new film The Clan is an unsettling and provocative thriller which can also be read as an allegory about bad faith and corruption in the post-dictatorship Argentina of the 1980s.
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