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Undertow Reviews

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 3, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 3, 2011
This drama is a first feature by Javier Fuentes-Léon that manages to outgrow the limits of its story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 20, 2011
Reminiscent of such heavenly Hollywood fantasies as "Here Comes Mr. Jordan," Peru's "Undertow" suggests a more passionate, lyrical tale of a soul in search of a body.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
December 16, 2010
Right from the start of Undertow, writer-director Javier Fuentes-Leon refuses to reduce any of his characters to clichés, which gives the film its fresh, captivating power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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November 29, 2010
Undertow, for all its narrative tricks, has been given the rhythm and texture of real life, as well as emotional undercurrents that are haunting.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
November 23, 2010
Set in a small, picturesque Peruvian fishing village, it's less a coming-out tale than a magic realism-infused coming-of-consciousness love story.
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
September 16, 2010
This small film's accomplishments are many, but not the least is its ability to take a human story and frame it as a parable, without losing a bit of credibility or irresistible heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Paul Burston
Time Out
August 5, 2010
Undertow achieves a kind of lyricism rarely seen in contemporary gay filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5