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7.5

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  1. Jan 22, 2013
    9
    This is the type of movie that might not interest a large. It is a movie that shows the perception of a child near puberty during the violent dictatorship in Argentina. It is very likely that the public in South America, who saw and felt the consequences of dictatorship, will relate to it, whereas public from other countries that did not experience the same trauma. Yet, it is a good movie,This is the type of movie that might not interest a large. It is a movie that shows the perception of a child near puberty during the violent dictatorship in Argentina. It is very likely that the public in South America, who saw and felt the consequences of dictatorship, will relate to it, whereas public from other countries that did not experience the same trauma. Yet, it is a good movie, with great interpretations from the children. What is more, this movie shows how the relation between politics and family relationships, specially when children are involved, can be extremely delicate and dangerous. Expand
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55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Marc Olsen
    Feb 7, 2013
    50
    Clandestine Childhood is a sincere effort but also rather sincerely a meager one too.
  2. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Jan 10, 2013
    75
    Clandestine Childhood is the impressive first feature by Argentine director Benjamín Avila.
  3. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Jan 10, 2013
    50
    When a filmmaker proves as reluctant as Mr. Ávila to speak up about the past, to engage with its full complexity, it can be hard to hear what he's saying.