The Clan (El Clan) Reviews

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
Curiously inert for such purportedly thrilling subject matter.
September 15, 2016
[A] terrifically well-made movie ...
September 13, 2016
Pablo Trapero recalls the case in gruesome, macabre detail, exploring it with energy and elan.
April 21, 2016
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 1, 2016
A mordant if unwieldy thriller examining how evil not only becomes the norm, but a virtue.
March 31, 2016
It's a testimony to the skill of Francella and the filmmaker how much this movie transcends a history lesson.
March 25, 2016
Even if your knowledge of Argentina's political history is wanting, The Clan is still worth seeing.
March 24, 2016
Trapero has crafted a compelling tale about the tragic price of unquestioning loyalty.
March 24, 2016
A demonic performance from Guillermo Francella anchors this 2015 Argentinian drama about the Puccio clan.
March 24, 2016
Stylish, atmospheric and dispiriting, "The Clan" gives cynical new twist to an old saw: The family that preys together stays together - but usually, not for long.
Top Critic
March 19, 2016
An intriguingly unnerving little civics lesson.
March 18, 2016
Shares a production team with Wild Tales, and like that previous film, it possesses a pitch-black sense of humor and a willingness to stare with wide-open eyes into the abyss of humanity's worst behavior.
March 17, 2016
Francella and Lanzani are excellent, not only in their charged moments together, but throughout this nervy and provocative picture.
March 17, 2016
Fascism is seductive not only because it feeds fantasies of power and greatness, but also because, at a primal, visceral, libidinal level, it can be a lot of fun.
March 17, 2016
Swift, confident, and exceptionally nasty ...
March 15, 2016
The Clan explores a side to the Dirty War we rarely see, that of the regular humans who got caught up in the evil, unable to escape the game, even after the power got cut.
October 22, 2015
Watching The Clan, you have to keep reminding yourself this absolutely insane story really happened.