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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
It is best to let this stunning film simply wash over you and trust that all will become clear enough in time. Vengo in a sense is a...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
There's a deep, bone-weary melancholy to the proceedings, offset by the mad parties and vicious displays of machismo.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Characteristically lacking in narrative -- but what it misses in traditional plot devices, it more than makes up for in passion.
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75

Boston Globe

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Presents a darkly realistic yet seductive world, with music as the tie that binds.
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63

Chicago Tribune

Filled with dazzling moments, Vengo never quite reaches the heights those moments promise.
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60

Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
A musical feast for eyes and ears alike.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
There may be no more unusual movie around than Vengo.
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40

TV Guide

By Stephen Miller
The non-professional actors do their schmaltzy best with Gatlif and co-writer David Trueba's sparse dialogue and what appears to have been...
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40

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
All that this really amounts to is a lot of hot-headed, hairy men threatening each other -- whenever they're not dancing on table tops,...
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38

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Neither convincing nor remotely dramatic.
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