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6.6 out of 10

Even the Rain

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Even the Rain

DVD Talk
18 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Icíar Bollaín's Even the Rain is an admirable but uneven film, a bit wobbly as it veers back and forth between digging into the rich, geopolitically-conscious contradictions its story offers and schematizing them in a way that's a bit too tidy. The cast is fine: We get the reliably captivating/committed Gael Garcia Bernal as a filmmaker torn between his artistic instincts and the exploitation he's inadvertently engaged in, and the even better Luis Tosar as the...
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Even The Rain

Rock! Shock! Pop!
17 February 2012
  • Summary: As the filmmakers realize their own exploitative tendencies, when trying to condemn those tendencies, they react in fear, hopeless resignation or positive action.
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Even the Rain

17 February 2011
  • Excerpt: EVEN THE RAIN Akin to Truffaut's Day for Night as reimagined by Howard Zinn (to whom it's dedicated), Even the Rain revolves around the Bolivia-set production of a celluloid epic about Columbus' arrival in South America, a historical tale of abuse and rebellion that dovetails with an ongoing conflict between a multinational water company and the locals who, when not performing as part of the film's cast, openly opposite it.
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