The Untamed (La región salvaje) Reviews

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February 7, 2020
The Untamed is a strange film. Beautifully shot, edited and composed. Directed with a firm hand and clear vision. Full of layered performances and sharp social commentary.
October 10, 2019
The Untamed is an aberrant sexual odyssey, as perverted as it is enticingly subversive.
March 29, 2019
An intriguing but no less deadening blend of sexually charged sci-fi and kitchen-sink social drama.
March 21, 2019
The Untamed is a masterpiece in science fiction cinema that transcends the boundaries of social comment and its admitted admiration for Zulawski's Possession. [Full review in Spanish]
January 29, 2019
Slippery and sly, The Untamed boasts some originality.
December 3, 2018
The Untamed is a dark and erotic story filled with both realistic characters and nightmare visions.
May 17, 2018
The forest has a bit of Antichrist, but it's far less pretentious and way more enjoyable. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 26, 2018
It's rare and welcome to see a film mix elements of the paranormal with such a fine grasp on the drama of everyday life.
February 26, 2018
The filmmaker shines, making his cinematic language more accessible. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 26, 2018
[Amat Escalante] changes his cinematic genre without abandoning his particular style. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 6, 2018
Its value lies precisely in the reminder, perhaps in the dissemination, of the human as the accumulation of sensations (preferably pleasurable) and the destructive consequences that its prosecution can bring. [Full review in Spanish]
February 5, 2018
... a genuinely proactive, risky and, above all, well-executed film. [Full review in Spanish]
February 2, 2018
Demonstrates and corroborates that there are several generations of active Mexican filmmakers that are setting the pace worldwide. Amat is, without doubt, part of them. [Full review in Spanish]
February 2, 2018
Amat Escalante grows remarkably as a filmmaker... [Full review in Spanish]
December 27, 2017
Amat Escalante has taken up the reins as his country's controversial festival darling. He is, in effect, the bad boy of contemporary Mexican cinema.
December 19, 2017
"The Untamed" is never uninteresting, Escalante having crafted a film as slippery as its creature. Engaged viewers, caught up in its spell, will likely feel compelled to puzzle it all out.
November 27, 2017
Braver and broader-minded punters who can handle its head-scratching aspects and wild raunchiness should find much to enjoy. Others, however, might be seriously alienated.
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.
November 5, 2017
Science-fiction tableaus and kitchen sink exchanges are punctuated by these dangerous liaisons, which remove gender from sexual need to leave an otherworldly hunger fuelled by menacing tracking shots and a darkened restraint
October 20, 2017
Perhaps horror isn't exactly the right word to describe this eerie, bloody, sexy movie.
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