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548 Ratings


Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios
Mexico, 2018
Crime, Drama


Christmas Eve, 1985. Students Juan and Wilson are planning a daring coup—the robbery of precious Mesoamerican artifacts from the National Museum of Anthropology. After the theft, the pair soon discovers their crime is all over Mexican news, and the gravity of their actions begins to dawn on them.

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Museo Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios
Moment for moment, it’s one of the most enjoyable movies around; Ruizpalacios is clearly drunk on the possibilities of filmmaking, and his enthusiasm is infectious.
November 16, 2018
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In both of his films, [Ruizpalacios’] assured compositions and other stylistic strategies convey an easy, practiced mastery together with a joy of filmmaking that is infectious. Here, he receives notable support in the terrific work of cinematographer Damián Garcia and composer Tomás Barreiro.
September 14, 2018
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Slow-moving and grand, with lush music and elegant wide-screen compositions, it feels less like a thriller than a poetic, intermittently comic meditation on beauty, history and middle-class disaffection.
September 13, 2018
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