The Milk of Sorrow Synopsis
A woman suffers from a rare disease.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

The film is gorgeously shot and contains a plethora of haunting images.
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80

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
A sweeping theme writ small and somewhat gnarly, The Milk of Sorrow is, as Llosa has written, about "unresolved, violent, personal and...
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80

Empire

By David Parkinson
A rich and imaginative evocation of a family in turmoil.
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80

Variety

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At first, the picture seems a slow-moving, particularly well-framed ethnographic study of life in the big city in Peru; it only gradually...
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80

Village Voice

By Ella Taylor
In this wonderfully strange, hypnotically beautiful second feature from writer-director Claudia Llosa, the traumatic experience of the...
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75

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
The Milk Of Sorrow is lousy with allegory, and is often too heavy for its own good.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Magaly Solier is compelling as the teen. She has little to say, as the camera remains fixated on her expressionless face.
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70

Los Angeles Times

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Solier delivers a performance of ferocious but frustrating reserve.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The transformation that you anticipate never comes; the movie feels strangled.
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
The Milk of Sorrow is constrained by a rarefied screenplay and a near-mute central performance.
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Rated NR