• Released
  • January 25, 2013
  • (Limited LA)
  • NR , 1 hr 58 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 3 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Pilar and Santa try to find the man that their friend, now deceased, had once had as a lover.

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Critic Ratings

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100

The Playlist

Charming, witty, beautifully shot and inexplicably captivating.
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100

Slant Magazine

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The pangs of romance, eroticism, anguish, and longing (both for the stolen moments of private passion and for the sense-making schematics of...
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95

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
In Tabu, Portuguese writer-director Miguel Gomes spins a two-part tale examining love, loneliness and the power of memory.
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88

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The story is ornate but easy to follow. It's the dreamy look and sound of Tabu - half old, half modern - that give the film its haunting...
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80

Total Film

By Carmen Gray
This blend of tongue-in-cheek exoticism and desire so strong it makes crocodiles melancholic amply rewards your patience.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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Another charmingly eccentric exercise in meta-fiction from Portugal's offbeat new directing star Miguel Gomes, Tabu chooses to explore its...
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80

Empire

By David Parkinson
Shot in beautiful black and white with some stunning visuals, Gomes' narrative quest is a understated gem.
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80

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It's a gem: gentle, eccentric, possessed of a distinctive sort of innocence – and also charming and funny.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A black-and-white fever dream, and, like all dreams, its meanings are elusive. It’s opaque, maddening, often pretentious, yet the...
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The whole second half suggests a new way of storytelling-like one of those Wes Anderson montages done by an obsessive fan of Hatari! To...
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Rated NR