Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sep 9, 2012
    90
    The very definition of modest, Las Acacias articulates emotional transformation with simplicity and grace. Rarely has a film managed to say so much while saying so little.
  2. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Sep 4, 2012
    60
    A study in simplicity, perhaps too much so. The writer-director is working in the same patiently observant vein as Argentine confederate Lisandro Alonso (Liverpool), especially in the intriguing early scenes, where the adults communicate mostly through furtive glances and expertly modulated body language.
  3. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Sep 4, 2012
    80
    Watching this taciturn man grow close to mother and child - close enough that he experiences twinges of jealousy and abandonment toward the end of Las Acacias - is one of the most satisfying spectacles in a movie this year, a time-lapse of emotions rendered perfectly.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Sep 4, 2012
    80
    Exhilarating and moving. This is a very satisfying love story.
  5. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    Sep 4, 2012
    60
    A moving drama set against beautiful Latin American backdrops - just don't expect fireworks.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Sep 4, 2012
    88
    This lovely film is ultimately an articulation of something at once simple and universal: the discontent of traveling through life with sad resignation.

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