The Maid Synopsis
A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years.

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Washington Post

As played by the captivating Mariana Loyola, Lucy is a life force, cut from similar cloth as the perky schoolteacher of Mike Leigh's...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Maid would have been worthwhile just as a showcase both for good acting and for the director's virtuosity. But the movie's ultimate...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Raquel's devotion to her employer is barbed with hatred, need, and an insecurity she manifests through constant tiny acts of sabotage that...
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The Hollywood Reporter

This is strikingly talented cinema from a notable international filmmaker.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Tone is everything here. While likely influenced by Chilean absurdists of another era, such as playwright Egon Wolff, in The Maid Silva...
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By Ella Taylor
In the end what drives the movie is the hip young filmmaker's struggle with himself -- his showman's need to toy with our anxieties...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Silva intends to keep us guessing, and it's fair to say he takes us in unexpected directions. But don't expect any flashy Hollywood twists....
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Silva's script has the ring of truth, not surprising since he based it on real-life experiences. He even shot most of the scenes in his own...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Silva expertly maintains the tension, asking the audience to interpret Raquel's bizarro behavior. His diagnosis is a pleasant surprise.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It’s rooted in observed reality and idiosyncratic individuals. It’s possible, Silva is saying, to live among people and still be terribly,...
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The Maid

By wgoldman
The simplicity of storyline and theme in foreign films often repeated... such is the case for The Maid. Something is said (or in this case little is said by the maid), yet her acting and film...

The Maid

By aubsdes
Human relationships can trump stereotyping, racism and classism. Not an easy road. The Maid makes you think and makes you ache and finally makes you hope. The way we view each other is informed by...

A Film With True Meaning.

By Vidal_Benbasat
I highly recommend this film. It really was effective and the portrayal of life as a maid can not be any better. Not only that. The film strongly and accurately conveys the struggles of people at the...

Very Good

By lukalolita
The acting in the film was excellent and the story very though provoking. Definitely worth watching....

The Maid

By ktrappe
Engaging story - where the dis-likeable main character is pulled into a "new" version of herself by a series of unforseen events and other women. Slow pace of the movie requires patience by the...

Five Word Review

By lindaz123
what's all the fuss ?...

The Maid

By ahliska1
Nuanced performance by Catalina Saavedra elevates slight story....

The Maid

By gogazorg
Painful and funny at the same time....

The Maid

By dnamdar49
Liked it 7 out of 10...