Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jul 25, 2012
    88
    The Mexican drug cartels have inspired countless films, but never one as final as Natalia Almada's documentary El Velador.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jun 11, 2012
    88
    El Velador doesn't pass judgment or manipulate emotionally, instead choosing simply to consider the arduousness of survival in a land wracked by slaughter.

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