Neruda

Neruda

Neruda

Gael García Bernal reunites with the director of the Oscar-nominated No for this 1940s-set true story drama about Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet who becomes the target of a witch hunt in his own country for joining the Communist Party.

2016Rating: M, Violence,offensive language and nudity108 minsArgentina, Chile, Spain, FranceSpanish with English subtitles
DramaTrue Story & BiographyWorld Cinema

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Neruda / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Not a biopic but a Nerudian take on the famed Chilean politician-poet, "Neruda" is a stunningly inventive take on the function rather than the life of a writer.

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Total Film

Total Film

Larraín gives equal screen time to the detective on his trail (Gael García Bernal): a Clouseau-esque bumbler whose determination not to be a footnote lends tragi-comic heft.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

For anyone who believes that poetry and democracy spring from the same source and provoke the same enemies, this movie provides both encouragement and warning.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

[An] indulgent and rather fey reverie.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Unreliable as history, but immensely informative about the times and the man; entertaining as comedy, but still deeply melancholy about the politics of Latin America in the 1950s.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Drolly and persuasively, the movie demonstrates that when it comes to evoking the artist and the nature of his art, historical fidelity and literal-minded dramatisation go only so far.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film at times is more playful than illuminating, but it's also a handsomely crafted and boldly idiosyncratic contemplation of a great artist for whom political compromise was anathema.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Singularly winning mixture of irony, semi-parody and powerfully moving drama from the director of Jackie.

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