Imagining Argentina

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  • Summary: Set in Argentina during the corrupt military dictatorship of the 1970's, this is the story of a man (Banderas) searching for his wife (Thompson), an outspoken journalist, and his daughter who are among the 30,000 "desaparecidos" (the disappeareds). (Arenas Entertainment)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. A powerful and disturbing political drama.
  2. 30
    Severely marred by a plot device so ludicrous it turns a serious drama into something silly.
  3. 30
    Like "Life Is Beautiful" before it, Imagining Argentina juxtaposes horrific images of torture and humiliation against gooey optimism and thinks it's saying something profound about human resilience in the process.
  4. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    20
    Fails on almost every level…the film only succeeds in trivializing this shameful era.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. LilibethC.
    Nov 15, 2005
    8
    I had the chance to see this movie just last night. I rated it at 8 because I felt that Carlos Rueda (Banderas) should have reacted more or I had the chance to see this movie just last night. I rated it at 8 because I felt that Carlos Rueda (Banderas) should have reacted more or strongly against what happened to his wife and daughter. Maybe if I ere in his place, I could have killed any junta that i see. This feel good/feel bad movie which realy stirred emotions out of me. Expand
  2. ZackL.
    Jan 20, 2006
    7
    An excellent film. But the main character (banderas) should have shown more compassion and emotion.
  3. DavidP.
    Nov 21, 2005
    2
    Not a good film aswell as the features as it needs loads of work!! Im disgusted its pathetic.

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