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The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016)

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Critic Reviews for The Olive Tree (El olivo)

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (3)

Commentary on a changing Europe underpins 'The Olive Tree', but the human relationships are most poignant here.

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

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.

February 27, 2017 | Full Review…

An earthy, quietly stirring Spanish fable that finds familial, regional and environmental grievances inseparably tangled in its branches.

February 27, 2017 | Full Review…
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It is a deceptively well written film, with sly humour and well-earned pathos breaking out all over the show.

June 15, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

A family and intimate drama with dyes of ecological fable that serves as a metaphor for the economic dynamics in the European Union and its impact on the citizens. [Full review in Spanish]

March 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[A] charming but purposeful community drama that wears its heart on its sleeve while discussing broader themes.

March 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Olive Tree (El olivo)

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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 Magalhães
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