83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The intimate movie hums with a back-in-the-hood vibe that gets the two stars playing contentedly, and delightfully, for the love of local filmmaking.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Cuarón directs with a hand that's as sure as it is deft. The music is terrific, though I can't say the same for the fusty subtitles, and Adam Kimmel's cinematography bathes the movie's cheerful absurdities in a beautiful glow.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
That the fantasy comes crashing back to earth seems all but inevitable. That Rudo y Cursi doesn't crash in the process - that's muy bien.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Fierce, profane and hilarious comedy.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Luna and García Bernal display the kind of chemistry that makes you overlook the clichés in the script by first-time director Carlos Cuarón. Sometimes good-natured fun is enough.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Rudo y Cursi (which roughly translates to tough and corny) is more raucous and slight than the contemplative "Y Tu Mama," but it is an undeniably entertaining rags-to-riches-to-rags comedy.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is not a deep movie, but it's a broad one. It reunites three talents who had an enormous hit with "Y Tu Mama Tambien": actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, and Carlos Cuaron, who wrote that film and writes and directs this one. Instead of trying to top themselves with life and poignancy, they wisely do something for fun.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Rudo y Cursi is a grave and calculated affront to the men of Mexico, and that's the source of its roistering charm.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Rudo y Cursi scores from every angle -- comic, personal and cross-cultural.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Luna and Bernal have amiability, but not enough to earn a recommendation for this clichéd movie.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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