The Similars (Los Parecidos) Reviews

April 19, 2020
Los Parecidos is a beautiful looking, paranoia laden Mystery/Sci-Fi cross over that feels almost like an old Twilight Zone episode made by a talented crew of cinema lovers with modern effects.
December 1, 2016
Most episodes of The Twilight Zone run 30 minutes, and there's barely enough material here to justify a feature, but Ezban makes it work.
November 10, 2016
Between The Incident and now The Similars (Los Parecidos), Isaac Ezban is proving himself to be one of the best directors of brainy sci-fi.
October 28, 2016
An original and worthy attempt to create quality Mexican sci-fi cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
October 23, 2016 of outr cinema will love this tripped out Mexican homage to old school genre filmmaking.
October 14, 2016
A daring film that encourages the viewer to speculate about the fragility of life and the immutable mysteries of existence. [Full review in Spanish]
October 14, 2016
An interesting film with hints of The Twilight Zone and the best of horror films from the 60's and 70's. [Full review in Spanish]
October 13, 2016
A great sci-fi movie that combines genres in the right way and has an amazing soundtrack . [Full review in Spanish]
September 1, 2016
With enough narrative complexity, homages to vintage science fiction and sheer entertainment to justify repeat viewings, The Similars is an absolute treat for genre fans and we highly recommend that you hunt it down as soon as possible.
August 26, 2016
Director Isaac Ezban, whose previous feature, The Incident, also had a dreamlike quality, brings a very distinctive look to the film, in more ways than one.
August 26, 2016
Funny, suspenseful, inventive and charming, this knows when to tone down the homage and become genuinely frightening ...
August 26, 2016
Like an episode of The Twilight Zone guest-directed by Luis Buuel, The Similars is richly absurd in premise but also founded on a bedrock of social and political issues.
August 18, 2016
a surreal assimilation of reality to fantasy, wearing its generic influences (sci-fi, noir, horror, pulp) on its face, while also weaving them into the very fabric of it story. It may be concerned with copying, but The Similars is a true original.
April 14, 2016
This SF spoof eventually turns silly, but not in an interesting way.
March 31, 2016
An elegant and eficient suspense film that makes great use of all it's resources mainly due to Isaac Ezban's great directing and writing. [Full review in Spanish]
February 29, 2016
In stylistic terms, however, The Similars is fully realized as a semi-camp yet canny homage to vintage suspense templates.
February 8, 2016
An early confirmation that we are seeing the birth of an authentic filmic author in an unusual field in Mexican cinema: fantasy films. [Full review in Spanish]
November 4, 2015
A smart, fun, and interesting film. [Full review in Spanish]
November 2, 2015
A movie that holds up thanks to the great performances, a good script and fun moments where the director plays with his characters, reminding us of classic horror sci-fi from the 70s. [Full review in Spanish]
October 20, 2015
And then it gets really weird, with Ezban drumming up a high visual style to match his outlandish concept, and almost succeeding heroically at both.