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  • Summary: Set in Uruguay's gray and quiet port of Montevideo, Whisky presents a tale of self-realization and discovery. (Global Film Initiative)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    100
    A symphony of small gestures, throwaway glances, brief exchanges of unexpected observation and silences which actually say more than pages of dialogue.
  2. A deadpan comedy shot through with a vein of despair, the Uruguayan film Whisky is a pint-size pleasure.
  3. 80
    The film is a model of precision and economy, from the scrupulous framing and editing to the dryly note-perfect performances.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    A whimsical piece of deadpan drollery, Whisky plays like Aki Kaurismaki, South American style.
  5. 70
    The film's measured pace may put off impatient viewers, but the brilliantly underplayed ending is worth the wait.
  6. 70
    Mordantly funny deadpan comedy.
  7. 20
    The witty title aside, this is a miserably dull exercise in stingy-Jew humor and post-Jarmusch nonreaction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6