88

Boston Globe

By Loren King
An ambitious mix of politics, religion, art, and human drama.
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88

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Telling an old story in a new way and infusing what might have been a dry political polemic with poetry, passion and unlikely warmth.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
While the concept may sound schematic, it is brought to vivid life by wonderful characterizations.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Even the Rain strikes a deep and resonant chord.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
That irresistible thing - a movie about the making of a movie - combined with a bit of a history and a political message.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Europeans have a taste for both the mechanics of trickery and the machinations of power, and the politically astute Spanish film "Even the Rain" belongs in the same conversation with Francois Truffaut's "Day for Night" and Pedro Almodovar's "Bad Education."
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is brave to raise the questions it does, although at the end I looked in vain for a credit saying, "No extras were underpaid in the making of this film."
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
It's all a bit too schematic, yet the ambition is admirable and the message powerful: Today, no less than yesterday, the weak must be strong to survive, and their strength is endlessly tested.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
More serious-minded than expected, with a unique and savvy point of view.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Deeply felt convictions and first-rate craftsmanship-craftswomanship, in the case of the Spanish director, Icíar Bollaín-win out over contrivance in this parallel drama of exploitation in the New World discovered by Columbus, and in the Bolivia of 2000.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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