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The Olive Tree (El olivo) Reviews

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June 15, 2017
It is a deceptively well written film, with sly humour and well-earned pathos breaking out all over the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 28, 2017
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 20, 2017
[A] charming but purposeful community drama that wears its heart on its sleeve while discussing broader themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 17, 2017
The film has such charm and promotes such good... The phrase is "heartwarming" I believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2017
While this heartfelt dramedy is never less than engaging, Bollain and Laverty's conviction that idealistic youth can haul society back from the abyss sadly feels a touch naive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2017
The search for the tree and what it has come to symbolise lies at the heart of this amusing and very human story of a family at war.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2017
Will have you cheering.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2017
The film has gentleness and charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2017
The Olive Tree is an alluring fable with undertones and symbols that punctuate a heart-warming modern metaphor that is well worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 13, 2017
Commentary on a changing Europe underpins 'The Olive Tree', but the human relationships are most poignant here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2017
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.
Top Critic
February 27, 2017
An earthy, quietly stirring Spanish fable that finds familial, regional and environmental grievances inseparably tangled in its branches.
February 27, 2017
Director Icíar Bollaín doesn't skimp on absurdities-she slips in a witty narrative detour about the theft of a Statue of Liberty replica.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 13, 2016
Brilliant performances by Anna Castillo and Javier Gutiérrez save this film from being too obvious of it's agenda. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2016
Anna Castillo's work is formidable and visceral, managing to transmit clearly the impotence the main character holds indide. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2016
The script slowly loses its power as it nears the end thanks to a simplistic and emptily optimistic vibe. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2016
Critical of a political and social system that hits and hides the hand. [Full review in Spanish]
May 12, 2016
A movie that might be a little too on the nose when it comes to it's main subject, but executed so gracefully you won't mind. [Full review in Spanish]
May 9, 2016
The story of the sale of an old olive sets as the backdrop of an emotional reflection about family roots. [Full review in Spanish]
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