Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Mar 27, 2013
    Gavilán’s performance bears out Parra’s advice to “hate mathematics and embrace chaos,” and falls between private and public, assurance and self-doubt.
  2. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Apr 18, 2013
    Francisca Gavilán's lead performance burns with a dark radiance that's anything but self-congratulatory.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mar 28, 2013
    Mr. Wood has created a poignant portrait of an artist unable to escape the stamp of her class or the burdens of aging.
  4. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Mar 28, 2013
    The biographical bits soon feel like a distraction from the music, performed by Gavilán. It’s heard often, but not often enough. Judging by the movie, Parra’s songs are fiery and haunting, sometimes sensuous, sometimes bleak. When Parra sings, the movie becomes worthwhile.

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