The Aura Synopsis
A taxidermist takes an advantage of an unforeseen opportunity after a fatal hunting accident.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Ricardo Darín, wearing a mild-mannered expression of emotional remove, plays the unnamed antihero, obsessed with imagining the perfect...
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89

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
The film is a sure winner for arthouse audiences enamored of the new Argentine cinema, but it has crossover appeal for venturesome viewers...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Darin is an actor who's really consummate at suggesting two simultaneous levels of character.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Aura is richer and less showy than "Nine Queens," and it lifts off from the gangster genre to contemplate deeper mysteries.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The tension and intrigue between the pretender and his would-be associates is as dense as the woods surrounding their hiding place.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Bielinsky's "Nine Queens" was a complex romp through the machinations of high-stakes con artists, but this intricately plotted mystery...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Its rhythm is deliberate and unhurried, yet the film is rich with detail and with small, meaningful character revelations -- the running...
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70

Film Threat

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While an enjoyable twist on the noir genre, a little more character development would have been nice.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Bielinsky is a most expressive director, achieving considerable nuances and depths of emotion with characters' looks, gestures, body...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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The careful camera work, beautifully dank cinematography and the quietly nuanced performance by Darín keep our attention, but in the end,...
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