Even the Rain (Tambien La Lluvia) Synopsis
A film shoot in Bolivia parallels the Spanish conquest of the New World.
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Boston Globe

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

By Steven Rea
Even the Rain strikes a deep and resonant chord.
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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New York Daily News

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

By GonzalezAX
Muestra la actualidad histrica desde un Angulo nada desestimamos. Digna de ver, revisar, discutir y volver a ver....

Truly great movie!!

By lani85
Saw this last night in Chicago and is a great movie with a great cast esp. Gael Garcia Bernal who always delivers a great performance. Everyone should really see this movie to be able to appreciate...

Even The Rain

By criticalfan
...meaning that even the rain can be taken from the Indians in Bolivia by occupying powers -- whether Columbus or today's multinationals. A film within a film, within a documentary.-- an intriguing...

A movie you should watch

By cinemara11
what do you do if you wake up one day and find out half of your monthly income will go to some foreign company oversees to pay your water bill? You are not even allowed to dig a hole in your own land...

One of the most important narrative films I've ever seen

By Thakuraine
manages to give good background on the Water Privatization crisis, while also holding up a mirror to those of us in the international human rights/development community who claim to care about...


By analafanatica
Gael is as good as always, but "Daniel" is superb...


By milliondollar56
Saw it Friday..... indeed it is a masterpiece and a message more people need to realize. All I could see is what folks are trying to do in North Africa and West Asia now in response to those monied...

Really Well Done - Gripping & Heartfelt

By RomerNYC
"Even the Rain" weaves several perspectives together to document the legacy of Colombus' arrival in the Americas, and the uneasy relationship the Europeans had with the Native Americans. Balancing...


By mediafolk
I went to see Tambien La Lluvia (Even the Rain) Movie USA and I was very moved by the film and the great performances. I strongly recommend that you go see it, not just for the quality of the acting...

even the rain

By mipiacciono_ifilm24
this is an amazing film!...

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Rated NR