75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
Appealing performances and a not always predictable storyline help elevate Pulling Strings above the run-of-the-mill rom-com.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Randy Cordova
It’s not that this slight, good-natured comedy is going to set the world on fire. But the movie boasts an understated sweetness, largely fueled by Camil’s movie-star charms.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Mark Olsen
Serving mostly as a strong calling card for star Jaime Camil, the film has an appealingly loose, slightly ramshackle charm.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A slight but sweet effort that serves as an excellent showcase for its Mexican star, Jaime Camil. The effortlessly charismatic performer delivers a winning performance in this romantic comedy that somehow manages to work despite its endless contrivances.
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60

Variety

By Joe Leydon
A lightly engaging bilingual trifle that benefits greatly from the charm of lead player Jaime Camil, a Mexican TV and film star who evidences smooth self-assurance at the wheel of what could be his crossover vehicle.
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50

Austin Chronicle

The film is absolutely charming if a bit too predictable and glued more to sit-com narrative strategies and aesthetics than is healthy.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Though it is funnier and out-charms “Tio Papi,” it lacks the whimsy, magical realism and kid-friendly sentiment of the sleeper hit, “Instructions Not Included.”
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57 out of 100
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