The Olive Tree (El olivo)

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Total Count: 25


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Critic Reviews for The Olive Tree (El olivo)

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (5)

  • This is a small, soulful film that has two stars: the feisty Spanish actress Anna Castillo and a vast, gnarled, thousand-year-old olive tree.

    Mar 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The film has gentleness and charm.

    Mar 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Commentary on a changing Europe underpins 'The Olive Tree', but the human relationships are most poignant here.

    Mar 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • A deceptively simple drama about a family and its thousand-year-old olive tree that is rooted in the best cinematic soil there is -- emotional truth -- The Olive Tree gets its hooks in early on, and then never lets up.

    Feb 27, 2017 | Full Review…
  • An earthy, quietly stirring Spanish fable that finds familial, regional and environmental grievances inseparably tangled in its branches.

    Feb 27, 2017 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • The trigger is a minor incident that triggers major significance and The Olive Tree ends as a joyful, life-affirming film that shows the power of personal conviction and positive action.

    Nov 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Olive Tree (El olivo)

  • Sep 06, 2016
    It is not always subtle when it comes to its drama and has an easy ending that makes it feel like it lacks something as a character study, but it compensates for that with a lot of heart, honesty and an intense performance by Anna Castillo to make it definitely worth it.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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