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Ratings & Reviews

  1. El Biffo's rating of the film Bleak Street

    Sordid and sad. From Arturo Ripstein, the director of CASTLE OF PURITY, based on a true story that shocked the world of Mexican midget wrestling:

  2. Jason's rating of the film Bleak Street

    Since prostitutes are oft call "street walkers," and because Ripstein's late-period masterpiece is monumentally bleak, I would have to say that Bleak Street is an apt title. Imagine a Béla Tarr luchador movie. The odd sound design, the tar-like image w/ its pools of grime, and the somnolent-but-nonetheless-intense performance styles, make Bleak Street feel very much like a dolorous dream. Sublime camera movements.

  3. Renton47's rating of the film Bleak Street

    Strange concontion of docu-drama realism and carnivale misfit parade, slow and dry with the unremitting ugliness of 'Hard to be a God'. The mood is oppressive and I don't think the characters are ever comically awful, but there is a heightened sense about it. Great cinematography, conjures many comparisons but remains it's own beast. I didn't like it but I've not seen much like it either.

  4. maría f guerrero's rating of the film Bleak Street

    Es como La Rosa de Guadalupe y Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres, sólo que en blanco y negro.

  5. Atzin Ortiz González's rating of the film Bleak Street

    Its stupendous cinematography gives Ripstein's particular universe a surrealist atmosphere. Unfortunately this time the script by the reliable Garciadiego falls short and exists no more than for the sake of being sordid per se, as if it was just a carbon copy of their others sordid melodramas. Such a letdown.

  6. affasf's rating of the film Bleak Street

    A b&w noir about dwarf wrestlers.’Nuff said.

  7. OldGermanCurrency's rating of the film Bleak Street

  8. Moses Lumpkin's rating of the film Bleak Street

    There's a great film in here. Unfortunately, its lost in a sea of scenes strung together that make the film feel much longer than it is.

  9. Beatrice Lorenzini's rating of the film Bleak Street