An engaging thriller concealing a tale of romance and deep emotion. The film handles its tricky twin story well, taking the time to fit its many pieces into place. In the end, it revels itself as a web of men enslaved by the past and burdened by memories they can’t shake and as a film that’s far more than the sum of its parts.
Great blend of crime thriller,enduring romance and a decent ending to wrap it all as a great movie. From its beautiful cinematography,tender music and well acted characters, this is a masterpiece indeed.
There are so many great things about this movie. To mention the three of them, the cinematography, the acting and the plausibility of the story. It's simple too.
Now while these, on the surface may seem great (and they are), the movie lacks that "wow" factor. You know, that thing that makes you call your friend immediately after say "Drop everything you're doing right now and watch this movie"
Clap your hands and say yeah. Great movie, sort of a (legal) thriller that goes from deep drama to romance, about life and destiny, sad and pessimistic but with a dim light shining at the end of the tunnel. Ricardo Darín is huge as usual - I loved him in Fabián Bielinsky's "Nueve Reinas" - and the other actors (especially Guillermo Francella) are great too. Don't miss the football match. And dont' miss this flick.
One of the best things i have ever watched. Effortless transition of two different time periods, thanks to the performances.
Most interesting use of shallow depth of field, I usually hate the ubiquitous closeup shots but here they are well deserved - claustrophobic / intimate. But when they cut to wide shots they are virtuoso exercises of long takes that serve the story. Inarritu should take notes.