Wild Tales

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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
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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  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. Aug 17, 2015
    10
    One of the best movies not only of the year, but one of the best films I have seen in my life. Super funny, but it also touches on seriousOne of the best movies not only of the year, but one of the best films I have seen in my life. Super funny, but it also touches on serious subjects. Great film. Expand
  3. 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
  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 29, 2015
    9
    A wonderfully madcap, perverse, and riotous movie. We saw it just after the Plane crash in the alps so the opening story didn't work well. TooA wonderfully madcap, perverse, and riotous movie. We saw it just after the Plane crash in the alps so the opening story didn't work well. Too much like DejaVu. After that though it kept up a brisk pace, and each story was completely different, ending with one that went on a tad too long. It reminded me of a much more gritty version of "Kind Hearts and Coronets," with it's droll look at revenge. Expand
  6. Mar 9, 2015
    8
    With Pedro Almodóvar’s name credited manifestly as one of the producers, viewers will not be too surprised that this portmanteau film fromWith Pedro Almodóvar’s name credited manifestly as one of the producers, viewers will not be too surprised that this portmanteau film from Argentinian director/writer Damián Szifrón is ripe with Almodóvaresque touch - six short, surreal, dark comedies, (most of them are) deeply rooted in the injustice presented in the current Argentinian society (however, it can be feasibly comprehended elsewhere since the situations are all the same), with a recurrent theme of vengeance flows through all of its components, as the pre-credit prologue named “Pasternak” glaringly sets the tone from an all-inclusive reprisal from an unknown man towards every single person who mistreats him in his life, it is absurdly implausible to effectuate such a scheme (too many variations are involved), but as the opening gambit and the shortest one, it effectively kick-starts the film with an offbeat grin beckons an unconventional wild-ride sinisterly awaits the audience, also it tells us revenge has no mercy at all.

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  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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