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  • Summary: Vulnerable in the face of a reality that suddenly shifts and becomes unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to a repressed past and the violence woven into everyday life drive the characters toVulnerable in the face of a reality that suddenly shifts and becomes unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to a repressed past and the violence woven into everyday life drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Mar 5, 2015
    100
    The movie rarely, if ever, feels mechanical. Instead, you may find yourself marveling at the fertility of an imagination that could allow itself to toss so many vivid characters and stories—enough to supply four or five movies — into one generous package.
  2. Reviewed by: Alonso Duralde
    Feb 24, 2015
    92
    Wild Tales represents the work of an exceedingly skillful storyteller.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Mar 5, 2015
    88
    Wild Tales rockets along with sleek, amoral charm and a masterful sense of cinematic storytelling; it’s worth noting that one of the producers is Spain’s Pedro Almodóvar.
  4. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    May 25, 2014
    75
    It's crisply and cleanly shot throughout, and the filmmaker shows a rare feel for how to not only make comedy land, but also to make it actually feel cinematic too.
  5. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Mar 19, 2015
    75
    The infectious dark comedy Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) argues that payback is more satisfying when it’s doled out in fiery, bloody and outrageous doses.
  6. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    Feb 19, 2015
    75
    Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales almost feels too audacious, too crazy, and, in some ways, too slight for the Oscars.
  7. Reviewed by: Charles Solomon
    Oct 30, 2014
    40
    Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron allows it to sit until it congeals in the dreary six-part anthology Wild Tales.

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
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  1. Feb 20, 2015
    10
    Unpredictable, hilarious and extremely relevant! This is one of the best movies EVER made in history. Every story is so well acted andUnpredictable, hilarious and extremely relevant! This is one of the best movies EVER made in history. Every story is so well acted and directed in a way that it is impossible not to relate to at least one of them, and to truly understand the pains that each character goes through. It is a movie that deals with very delicate and serious issues, but they are presented in such a predictable manner that it is impossible not to laugh, being a movie that is a perfect tragicomedy. Expand
  2. Apr 6, 2015
    10
    This is a seriously brilliant movie. Several characters throughout become unhinged in the most logical and entertaining ways. Its a movie withThis is a seriously brilliant movie. Several characters throughout become unhinged in the most logical and entertaining ways. Its a movie with highly intelligent people acting in purely emotional ways and everything just feels right. Major kudos to the director for pulling this off. Go see it immediately. Expand
  3. Feb 22, 2015
    10
    It feels very imaginative and almost crazy but at the same time very real and sympathetic. It holds beautiful images, filming, acting andIt feels very imaginative and almost crazy but at the same time very real and sympathetic. It holds beautiful images, filming, acting and stories and develops easily and effortlessly. By far one of the best Argentinian movies. Expand
  4. Feb 28, 2015
    9
    This anthology of six tales of unbridled revenge delivers huge laughs while providing ample food for thought about injustice and inequality.This anthology of six tales of unbridled revenge delivers huge laughs while providing ample food for thought about injustice and inequality. Five of the six tales are raucously funny, while the sixth is far more serious in tone, creating something of a disconnect with its companion pieces, despite its thematic link to the others. This picture is definitely not for the squeamish or overly sensitive. But those who appreciate the sensations that come from getting screwed and getting even and who understand that karma really is a **** will no doubt find this offering a cinematic gem. Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2015
    9
    I intentionally went into this movie knowing next-to-nothing about it--I had seen one trailer without English subtitles, and that was in. II intentionally went into this movie knowing next-to-nothing about it--I had seen one trailer without English subtitles, and that was in. I was completely floored by the originality of the movie, both its format and its stories themselves. It's arranged into a series of short stories centred around a small number of characters, and they're all these gorgeous little morality plays. The stories tend to start with a perfectly normal scene and set of events--small talk between two strangers on a plane, or a man buying a birthday cake--and some kind of twist happens to take it into the unexpected, to make the tale wild, as the title suggests., as some normal situation gets completely out of hand. Some stories have several twists to keep you guessing. There are so many amazing moments of tension and surprise, sometimes funny and sometimes just so shocking that you have to laugh. A wonderful, hilarious, and incredibly fun and original movie. Expand
  6. Apr 4, 2015
    8
    A home-run. The 122 minutes fly by. The film has amazing energy. Has some violent bits and it's not consistently funny. Interesting how theA home-run. The 122 minutes fly by. The film has amazing energy. Has some violent bits and it's not consistently funny. Interesting how the different stories are put together. You will leave the cinema with some of that energy. Bold and memorable. Expand
  7. Mar 16, 2015
    6
    This movie was an Oscar contender in a foreign language category.
    It is somewhat an unusual tragicomedy, where people die and it's amusing
    This movie was an Oscar contender in a foreign language category.
    It is somewhat an unusual tragicomedy, where people die and it's amusing It is a social satire consisting of several unconnected novellas, some are more serious than others.
    Situations are intentionally surreal to underscore the absurdity that we see too often in our lives.
    I would give it another name: "Revenge", because it's all about getting even.
    Good piece of entertainment. In Spanish with English subtitles.
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