Manito Synopsis
Set in Manhattan, "Manito" is the story of a day in the life of two Latino brothers.
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Chicago Tribune

By Patrick Z. McGavin
The film recalls Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" and the minimalism of films such as Lars Von Trier's "The Idiots." Eason and...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Manito sees an everyday tragedy with sadness and tenderness, and doesn't force it into the shape of a plot.
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75

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Because Manito is really just an opera without the violins or Viking hats, you probably don't need to have everything spelled out. Its...
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Toward the finish, the movie takes a regrettable curve into melodrama, but the excellent performances never waver.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A low-budget wonder: rough and gritty around the edges, filmed for what looks like a budget of $1.98, but bristling with energy, passion...
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75

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
A leisurely, scene-setting start, peppered with authentic banter and winning localized humor, fleshes out the characters in Manito so well...
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75

Premiere

Until the point that changes everything, Manito is more a portrait of a neighborhood and its various characters--and this is the even more...
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60

Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
With Manito's raw portrayal of its characters and stripped-down cinematography, the undercurrent of impending tragedy is palpable.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Eason balances the clichés of a fairly standard story with convincing realism and a powerful momentum that never flags.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
If you shy away from that sick feeling in the pit of the stomach that comes when watching good people make bad decisions, then best to...
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