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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 3 out of 17
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  1. ButteredPopcorn
    May 9, 2007
    9
    What a good movie. I only wish it were a bit less violent, though by today's standards, this movie is actually not all too violent.
  2. DanieoV.
    Dec 10, 2006
    10
    A magnificent work of cinematic art. The thematic and narrative symmetry were immensely pleasing. The type of movie you'd watch again for the little details and tiny nuances in acting.
  3. TimD
    Nov 19, 2006
    10
    Dark, unsettling, at times hypnotic, the film exerts a grip that didn't let go of me until it was over, and even then images and sounds from it stayed with me for many hours. A first-class piece of work with a world-class actor -- Ricardo Darín -- in the lead role.
  4. PaulK.e
    Dec 7, 2006
    9
    Caught a filmfest screening of this gem last month. If you enjoyed Nine Queens, the same quality filmmaking continue here. Sadly, this is his last film.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. While never boring and sometimes quite gripping, Bielinsky’s manneristic style becomes distracting; he seems more concerned with generating an ominous atmosphere than with telling a compelling story.
  2. Reviewed by: Don R. Lewis
    70
    While an enjoyable twist on the noir genre, a little more character development would have been nice.
  3. Bielinsky is a most expressive director, achieving considerable nuances and depths of emotion with characters' looks, gestures, body language and silences.