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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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  1. Oct 5, 2010
    7
    A beautiful film tainted with Magic Realism, portrays a not-so-fictional Peruvian family. The Quechua singing by the lead character is magnificent, it sets the tone for the picture. The native beauty of the characters faces and everyday reality is not only believable but visually enticing.
  2. Oct 8, 2013
    9
    "The Milk of Sorrow" is a film with a beautiful story of overcoming. With a historical trauma in the minds of some Peruvian towns. Magaly Solier is an actress who captivates with her nonverbal communication. Claudia Llosa looks positively Peruvian indigenous history (which in "Madeinusa" isn't it). "The Milk of Sorrow" had to have won the Academy Award. Llosa's magic realism is reminds me"The Milk of Sorrow" is a film with a beautiful story of overcoming. With a historical trauma in the minds of some Peruvian towns. Magaly Solier is an actress who captivates with her nonverbal communication. Claudia Llosa looks positively Peruvian indigenous history (which in "Madeinusa" isn't it). "The Milk of Sorrow" had to have won the Academy Award. Llosa's magic realism is reminds me of great novels of her uncle, Mario Vargas Llosa. Expand
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 75
    Magaly Solier is compelling as the teen. She has little to say, as the camera remains fixated on her expressionless face.
  2. 75
    The Milk Of Sorrow is lousy with allegory, and is often too heavy for its own good.
  3. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    80
    A rich and imaginative evocation of a family in turmoil.