Predictable and tedious, and it all wraps up in an unconvincing would-be emotional climax.
Cath Clarke, Guardian [UK]
A topcoat of enforced lyricism creates an emotional soft-focus that is unsatisfying and unconvincing.
David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
Now here's a curio - a film that flits between Wales and Argentina and features a small turn from songstress Duffy. And it's a complete gem.
Derek Malcolm, This is London
It is slow-paced, a bit overlong but almost lovingly sympathetic, as if some people's histories have a lot to tell us that we don't know.
Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
If previous features My Little Eye, Trauma and Snow Cake belied Evans' filmmaking voice, Patagonia is a loudhailer that announces the Carmarthen son as one of British cinema's most promising talents.
Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
Pallid and fatiguing...
David Parkinson, Radio Times
Evans makes fine use of cinematographer Robbie Ryan's contrasting images of the parched pampas and lush valleys, while Lubos's odyssey ends on a poignant note and the insights into identity and belonging are astute.
Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
Very spacious, very beautiful, this film is also very vacant.
Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
The unconnected stories allow Evans to dwell on past and future, and dwell is what he does.
Kevin Harley, Total Film
As conviction slowly croaks, pop star Duffy's cameo drives one last nail into the film's coffin.
It's a hard sell, but this Welsh/Argentinian co-production, shot on location in both countries and featuring two very separate stories (though both about home and how we mythologise "belonging") is a beguiling, deeply moving and superbly acted film. Stunningly… More It's a hard sell, but this Welsh/Argentinian co-production, shot on location in both countries and featuring two very separate stories (though both about home and how we mythologise "belonging") is a beguiling, deeply moving and superbly acted film. Stunningly photographed with a great soundtrack, this is an overlooked gem.