The Platform (El Hoyo) Reviews

September 16, 2020
Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia is so nihilistic he will undoubtedly make the leap to Hollywood, especially since his cynical banquet leaves room for religiosity as the last course.
August 23, 2020
Intense film with graphic and gruesome imagery, where solidarity and compassion get tested [full review in Spanish]
August 20, 2020
The concept of a film is not enough to make it. If you don't have a good story, it's probable that you won't have a good movie. [Full review in Spanish]
August 3, 2020
I think it has an acceptable concept, executed with a minimalist staging that works to evoke metaphors about inequality, class struggle, and non-solidarity. But I find it abysmally redundant, boring. [Full review in Spanish]
July 29, 2020
But as the effortful stylizations and menacing tone give way to plot machinations...most of the puckish and brutal fun, like so many falling bodies, slips into the void.
April 14, 2020
Narratively, nothing the protagonist ends up doing makes sense... Character development is not meant to be thrown away, but it is not resolved effectively. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 9, 2020
Instead of building on its ideas it simply hits the same ones over and over again, splattering plenty of blood but leaving little that stains your mind.
April 7, 2020
Gaztelu-Urrutia is ignorant of the fact that, even with the best-intentioned socialist systems, there will always be a hierarchy.
April 3, 2020
Makes [no] sense as anything other than a heavy-handed metaphor.
March 31, 2020
The Platform remains an effective setting in images, well-written dialogues, but a basic and obvious subtext, too obvious. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 26, 2020
A great premise that goes straight to social commentary hell, and remains wandering until the end. [Full review in Spanish].
March 24, 2020
That ending doesn't make sense and that's what knocks down all of The Platform's virtues. [Full review in Spanish]
March 23, 2020
Even as The Platform addresses a number of loaded issues -- race, sexuality, religion, solidarity, class mobility, the ethics of pet ownership -- it does so in a way that can come off as perfunctory.
March 21, 2020
I was mostly nauseated by it... It was weird, dark, and I didn't love it.
March 20, 2020
The plot is the Concept; the Concept is the plot. The Concept is so complicated, it takes the whole movie to explain it.
November 8, 2019
The film begins very well, its development, however, is somewhat uneven and ends much worse than it begins. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 9, 2019
The commentary becomes muddled as Gaztelu-Urruita frequently gets lost in violent excess.
September 7, 2019
A progressively unwatchable disaster...
September 6, 2019
What might have piqued curiosity and conversation as a short soon sucks up all the air in the cell.