Post Tenebras Lux

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
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  1. Reviewed by: Dave Calhoun
    Apr 26, 2013
    60
    The film’s said to be autobiographical, but that’s entirely left to us to guess.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Apr 12, 2013
    60
    An irritating, baffling, fascinating film.
  3. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Apr 12, 2013
    58
    Post Tenebras Lux is certainly unique, but Reygadas is often intensely more interested in provoking his audience than actually fleshing out his heady ideas.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    Apr 12, 2013
    50
    The title, signifying “light after darkness,” derives from the Latin translation of the Book of Job, an appropriate source given that a considerable amount of the prophet’s proverbial patience is required. Not that the pic doesn’t have its frequent rewards.
  5. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Apr 12, 2013
    50
    There's visual poetry here, in small doses, but it doesn't take long for one's patience to run out.
  6. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    May 2, 2013
    40
    The ending of Carlos Reygadas’ drama is set in a wooded Mexican landscape. That’s where Regadas (“Silent Light”) overdoes everything in a self-indulgent presentation of trite fantasies masked as memories.
  7. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    Apr 12, 2013
    40
    Reygadas' big ideas translate with mixed results.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 26, 2013
    6
    reygadas' must mild film, controversially outmoded leos carax's holy motors in cannes 65. yes, autobiographical, yes some treacherousness. yetreygadas' must mild film, controversially outmoded leos carax's holy motors in cannes 65. yes, autobiographical, yes some treacherousness. yet as THR, this isn't enough to call it great filmmaking. view and review. Full Review »