Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 10 out of 16
  1. Self-indulgent in the extreme, Julián Hernández's laconic ode to heartbreak feels like the work of a lovelorn teenager.
  2. 38
    A murky and morbid dirge of a gay romance.
  3. Reviewed by: Jorge Morales
    30
    All the stylistic flourishes can't hide the lack of an actual plot, character development, or point. Like Gerardo, we wait, hoping something will happen, knowing nothing will.
  4. A bleak, static mood piece about adolescent emptiness. There's little dialogue, and what there is offers the scantest information about Gerardo, who, as played by Mr. Ortuño, conveys an impenetrable blank-faced melancholy.
  5. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    30
    Handsome but dramatically static drama.
  6. It's as pretentious and wispy as its title.
  7. 30
    It's a victory of tone over storytelling, though perhaps a Pyrrhic one.
  8. Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    25
    By embracing a static plot, making Gerardo a depressed Robotron and Mexico City a ghost town, Hernandez only succeeds in alienating us, even while focusing on the most universal of themes: Breaking up is hard to do.
  9. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    25
    Hernandez's debut feature is a thuddingly slow, often wordless portrait of emotional pain.
  10. Reviewed by: Melissa Levine
    20
    Alas, the film has good intentions, but it's a failure. Just try to stay awake.

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