The Student

The Student Image
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70

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  • Summary: Roque attends university in Buenos Aires, but he is not particularly interested in going to class or working towards a degree. Instead, he dedicates his time to one of the many groups vying for control of the university, motivated less by grand political ideals than by a wish to get close toRoque attends university in Buenos Aires, but he is not particularly interested in going to class or working towards a degree. Instead, he dedicates his time to one of the many groups vying for control of the university, motivated less by grand political ideals than by a wish to get close to Paula, an attractive young teacher heavily involved in internal university politics. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Aaron Cutler
    Aug 20, 2013
    80
    Racing handheld camerawork and a pulsing rock score energize Roque's bargaining and bribing for the sake of changing an institution's antiquated customs.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Aug 20, 2013
    80
    It’s a film defined by momentum, by the spectacle of an unformed young man rapidly becoming someone.
  3. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Aug 21, 2013
    70
    Pitched somewhere between allegory and documentary, the film looks at its characters in a dispassionate, almost deadpan way. They’re something more than specimens under glass but something less than fully rounded people.
  4. Reviewed by: Phil Coldiron
    Aug 14, 2013
    50
    If Santiago Mitre doesn't transcend the issues of the writer's film with quite the grace of A Separation, he nonetheless manages to make good use of a fine cast.

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