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Undertow Reviews

March 3, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
Top Critic
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
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.
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
August 5, 2010
Undertow achieves a kind of lyricism rarely seen in contemporary gay filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5