The Moneychanger (Así habló el cambista) Reviews

December 30, 2019
... it advanced a wry sense of morality in its ironic account of a corrupt banker who thrived under Uruguay's era of dictatorship.
October 19, 2019
If you're going to open your film with a sequence straight out of the Bible, you had better not come to play.
October 6, 2019
A movie that has the ability to report without underlining and being overly accusatory. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 26, 2019
We could even say that The Moneychanger is [director [director Federico Veiroj] "mainstream" movie, without neglecting his independent side. [Full review in Spanish]
September 25, 2019
These types of films usually star a cool customer eating people and spitting them out. This time our lead is the one being spit.
September 23, 2019
[The film's] tone borders on self-parody and its own characters prevent any degree of empathy from the public. [Full review in Spanish]
September 23, 2019
The parody unfolds with humor and a fluid sense of rhythm. [Full review in Spanish]
September 17, 2019
A continent-hopping dramedy that's not very funny and never catches fire.
September 16, 2019
[Its] approach is sly, but fittingly for the story...The Moneychanger sneaks up on you while actually fulfilling its promise of a good time.
September 16, 2019
Handler's comic performance and Veiroj's matter-of-fact style do a good job of setting the film apart from its peers.
September 16, 2019
Sure, it's timely to see The Moneychanger in an age in which nice guys still finish last and a******s continue to get ahead, but the film peddles a kind of basic comedy that's oddly tone-deaf...
September 13, 2019
Yet the images, and the actions within them, lack the acerbic edge that would really drive the knife in. Much like Brause himself, the film tends toward the handsome, yet hollow.
September 10, 2019
Even if the personal and political don't always line up neatly in The Moneychanger, it's an engaging character study of a man with little character, elevated by Veiroj's unusual eye.
September 10, 2019
That extra layer of meaning that makes Humberto's saga so enticing.
September 9, 2019
It has a terrific sense of place and time and offers wonderful performances... suffers from a lack of consistent tension and overall clarity.
September 9, 2019
Although likely to be a winning combination of familiar narrative tactics and subject paired with ambitious, period-defined political intrigue, The Moneychanger doesn't conquer any new territory.
September 9, 2019
An enjoyably offbeat period character study wrapped in a thriller and laced with bone-dry humour that charts the rise of a conscience-free money launderer during the 1970s Uruguayan military dictatorship.
September 9, 2019
Veiroj competently presents a balance between dark humor and elements of thriller. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 9, 2019
Federico Veiroj continuously underlines in red ink his protagonist's cowardness, impulsive greediness, and lust.
September 7, 2019
Uruguay director Federico Veiroj has an itch of an idea, but doesn't innovate or entrance with The Moneychanger, a sometimes swift, sometimes funny, but mostly middle-of-the-road thriller about the dangers of greed.