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Wild Tales(Relatos salvajes)

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Argentina, Spain · 2014
Rated R · 2h 5m
Director Damián Szifrón
Starring Ricardo Darín, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Darío Grandinetti, Érica Rivas
Genre Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Six enthralling short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior and the things that make us tick. United by a macabre sense of humor, these tales present the twisted sides of society, focusing on our desires for revenge and justice.

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Los Angeles Times by Charles Solomon

Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron allows it to sit until it congeals in the dreary six-part anthology Wild Tales.


Slant Magazine by Chuck Bowen

Each of the six vignettes that make up this unusually energetic anthology pertains to the methods of calculated mass dehumanization that are (barely) hidden beneath the practices of social institutions.


IndieWire by Eric Kohn

While adhering to an internal logic that makes each punchline land with a satisfying burst of glee, the movie nevertheless stems from genuine fury aimed a broken world. It's the rare storytelling endeavor that manages to be laughably absurd and profoundly tragic at the same time.


Variety by Jay Weissberg

Szifron does a terrific job of pacing thanks to expert editing (he shares credit with Pablo Barbieri) within each episode and a genuinely subversive sense of humor.


CineVue by John Bleasdale

As we pass from one story to another the relentless savagery does get a bit grinding. In addition, at two hours in length, Szifron's film is perhaps one skit too long. Regardless, Wild Tales is an inventive, occasionally hysterical ride.


The Playlist by Oliver Lyttelton

It's crisply and cleanly shot throughout, and the filmmaker shows a rare feel for how to not only make comedy land, but also to make it actually feel cinematic too.


Village Voice by Stephanie Zacharek

Wild Tales is loose-limbed, rowdy, and exhilarating — in its vibrant lunacy, and with its cartoonishly brash violence, it's a little bit Almodóvar, a little bit Tarantino.


The Dissolve by Tasha Robinson

There’s a good deal of the sick-and-twisted element of The ABCs Of Death here, but managed with better pacing, more maturity, and more room to build each segment.

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