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A drama as beautifully filmed as it is finely detailed, Undertow is a wonderfully unique love story with a touch of magic. Read critic reviews

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  • This drama is a first feature by Javier Fuentes-Lon that manages to outgrow the limits of its story.

    February 3, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    January 20, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • Right from the start of Undertow, writer-director Javier Fuentes-Leon refuses to reduce any of his characters to clichs, which gives the film its fresh, captivating power.

    December 16, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Undertow, for all its narrative tricks, has been given the rhythm and texture of real life, as well as emotional undercurrents that are haunting.

    November 29, 2010 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    November 23, 2010 | Full Review…
  • More heart-tugging mlo than spooky thriller.

    November 21, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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