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  • Summary: A man living in Santiago, Chile discovers he is willing to lie, cheat and kill in order to become John Travolta's character in the cult classic Saturday Night Fever.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. More than an indelible portrait of a sociopath with the soul of a zombie, Tony Manero is an extremely dark meditation on borrowed cultural identity.
  2. 88
    After winning raves at last year's New York Film Festival, Pablo Larrain's Tony Manero, from Chile, is receiving a run here.
  3. Larrain's (literally) dark, edgy movie is a precise artistic commentary on Augusto Pinochet's miserable regime.
  4. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Balancing black humor against allegorical indictment of the Pinochet regime's oppression on narrow stack heels, striking, very offbeat period pic Tony Manero follows a psychotic petty criminal into the depths of his crazed obsession with John Travolta's character in "Saturday Night Fever."
  5. 50
    Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain's alarming Tony Manero--named not for its protagonist, but rather his ego-ideal, John Travolta's character in "Saturday Night Fever"--is another study of a cinema-struck, solitary daydreamer, albeit a particularly stunted member of the genus.
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  1. Apr 2, 2011
    A truly brilliant analysis of a disturbed sociopath and a gripping commentary on Pinochet's regime; a fantastic character piece that explores the darkest depths of black humour and returns with a shining example of modern filmmaking. Expand