The Untamed (La región salvaje) Reviews

March 29, 2019
An intriguing but no less deadening blend of sexually charged sci-fi and kitchen-sink social drama.
January 29, 2019
Slippery and sly, The Untamed boasts some originality.
November 13, 2017
Escalante's dogged literal-mindedness makes this an incomplete Zulawski homage at best, and at worst The Untamed is as basic as its title, a joyless slog through an austere sci-fi-adjacent melodrama about the weaponization of desires unexpressed.
August 23, 2017
Despite its deadpan treatment of an implausibly weird premise, the movie's gamble (mixing the unquestionably strange with the drearily familiar) yields mixed results.
August 17, 2017
An uneasy hybrid of gritty Mexican drama and weird, David Cronenberg-style body horror.
August 17, 2017
A humourlessly misfiring blend of sci-fi erotica and social critique that is all the more frustrating because its intelligence has been compromised by self-indulgence.
August 2, 2017
The unsure approach to rich material (based on a story about a newspaper's homophobic coverage of a drowned man) mixes the sexy and grotesque - and cancels each other's good parts out.
July 21, 2017
A low-key trippy sci-fi movie about booty calls with an unwieldy space squid, but I wish I could say it was much more than that.
September 17, 2016
Certainly one of the weirdest movies at this year's festival...
September 5, 2016
While shot through with pointed jabs at chauvinism and mainstream homophobia in Mexican society, "The Untamed" never quite exceeds the sum of its intriguingly opposed parts.