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  • Summary: An exploration of morality and mortality in Medellín, Colombia. (Paramount Classics)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 90
    A scathing, darkly funny political essay wrapped inside a tragic love story (or vice versa).
  2. It's sad, funny, shocking and completely unlike any movie in a dozen years.
  3. 88
    In a film overstuffed with tragedy, the most painful one might be the gradual transformation of Fernando's moral and intellectual indignation into a weary, cynical detachment.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Peranson
    80
    Has its faults, but it's Barbet Schroeder's most relevant and interesting film in over a decade.
  5. 70
    The performances can be stiff, but a kinetic mix of anxiety, dread, and numbed resignation is always palpable.
  6. 40
    Far from creating a pungent portrait of a society gone mad with blood and greed, Schroeder's movie strives for political points while it's whiffing on simplicities like character, motivation, and believability.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4