Leap Year
Leap Year (2011)

Laura is 25 years old. She's a journalist, she's single and lives in a small apartment in Mexico City. After a series of short-lived affairs, Laura meets Arturo. After the first time they make love, she is left deeply unsettled.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 11, 2011
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Nothing about Leap Year plays out exactly like you expect, and Rowe prefers to send you home with enigmatic questions instead of clear-cut answers.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

To Rowe's credit, this isn't just a movie about sex. It's a compassionate study of human loneliness.

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Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

With nothing to offset the persistent minimalism, we're left with a film that does too much of what it's doing and not enough of anything else.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

"Leap Year" might be too much for some audiences, but it is a potent and surprising work.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

A haunting portrait of loneliness in its starkest state.

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Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

... A satisfying psychosexual drama, even-handed in its criticism of both bucolic and metropolitan society.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

It's a gripping, mysterious use of no-budget cinema at its finest, and an intimate character study with surprising emotional power.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Shocks only with its candor and complete lack of dramatic manipulation.

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Brandon Judell
CultureCatch

Del Carmen's sort of the shadow version of Anna Magnani. Emotionally frail, slumbering, and nearly inarticulate, yet hungry, seething, and Earth-Motherish. A powerful performance in one of the most explicit and shocking films of the past several years.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
A deeply disturbing film, of a woman who allows an abusive man to brutalize her for reasons that only become clear to the viewer as the story unfolds. Laura… More
Danny Rovira
A stark, haunting character study about a young provencal women named Laura, played by Monica del Carmen in a beautiful observed performance, she is tragically… More