• Released
  • April 1, 2011
  • (Limited 4/1)
  • NR , 1 hr 15 min
  • Documentary
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Circo Synopsis
The owners of a traveling circus struggle to keep going despite family conflict and mounting debt.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
A marvel of a documentary, a clear-eyed and affectionate film that tells a remarkable story with both visual and personal sensitivity. More...
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
An artfully observant and unexpectedly moving documentary.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
A well-told tale, and though its compact running time makes it a fine TV fit, its visual poetry is worth a big-screen look.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Circo is more like "The Smallest Show on Earth" than "The Greatest Show on Earth," the 1952 Oscar winner, but it does provide a look at a...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Ever so subtly, Schock gradually transports us beyond the exotic and into gripping universal storytelling, aided all the way by the...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The most amazing act in the Gran Circo Mexico doesn't take place in the ring - it's the grind between performances.
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75

Boston Globe

By Loren King
Circo offers a fascinating mix of backstage drama and family dynamics.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Enhanced by stunning cinematography by the film's director Aaron Schock and a soundtrack by indie rockers Calexico, Circo does more than...
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Circo zeroes in on the interpersonal strife within this collapsing clan - an angle that only occasionally lifts the film above confessional...
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50

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The film engages sporadically but mostly fails to take advantage of its under-documented milieu.
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Rated NR