• Released
  • February 11, 2011
  • (Limited 2/11)
  • NR , 1 hr 47 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Romance
80

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Carancho moves into heist mode in its final act, and the lovingly balanced, placid frames give way to thrilling turbulence.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A technical and performance success. The chemistry between Sosa and Lujan heats up the screen as their lives spiral out of control.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Carancho is a particularly jaw-dropping example of what this great, cunning city - on film, anyway - is capable of: an exhilarating bummer.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
There are odd comic moments, but this is a bleak, nighttime, nightmare world, where the couple seem to have about the same chance at a happy outcome as the accident victims.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Director Pablo Trapero ( Lion's Den), like so many contemporary Argentine filmmakers, reserves the bulk of his wrath for a country whose authorities and judicial systems have been so grossly corrupt there appears to be no way of correcting them.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Worth seeing.
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

By John P. McCarthy
Carancho's noir vibe stems from the scenario itself, plus claustrophobic cinematography and art direction.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
As a thriller, however, the film only comes alive in fits and starts.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This drama, directed by Pablo Trapero, is violent, and unconcerned with easy redemption. That makes it hard to watch, though fascinating for its performances, and the bottomless corruption it portrays.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Punishing for some, it could be just the cup of tea for the young male demographic.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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