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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: Explores the extraordinary relationship between a shy young boy, Moncho (Lozano), and his incredibly compassionate teacher, Don Gregorio (Gomez), who teaches Moncho to find his way in a world that is increasingly frightening. (Miramax Films)
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Manages the rare feat of being both bleak and deeply rewarding.
  2. A powerful ending lends a strong emotional charge to this prettily filmed drama, but too much of the story is taken up with romantic clichés about the everyday challenges of childhood.
  3. A movie of unforced nobility and quiet pleasures, Butterfly works on all sorts of levels.
  4. 75
    An exploration of how fear and mob rule can poison even the purest of souls.
  5. Outside national borders, this naive vantage point is an entry into a country's history and culture, explaining without seeming patronizing.
  6. Delicate, quietly devastating.
  7. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    20
    In the end, Butterfly is an infuriating film because it's so very contrived, so annoyingly phony.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3