Bombon: El Perro
Bombon: El Perro (2005)

A lonely man's life is changed when a big white dog enters his world. Juan Villegas loses his job at a petrol station and ends up taking on odd jobs. One customer pays him not with cash but with Bombon: a large, white, ferocious-looking… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 13, 2009
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan F. Richards

It's a bit of a shaggy dog story, with threads that go nowhere, but nobody's in a hurry, and it's easy to go along for the ride.

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Simon Weaving

From the director of Historias Minimas comes another wonderfully modest and gentle film, this time about a man, a dog, trust and libido.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Just so much mileage can be squeezed from repeated gestures, wavy two-lane roads, shots through spattered windshields, and faces so framed as to be cut off above the hairline.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

[Juan Villegas'] vulnerability is so unforced that you can't help being touched.

Empire Magazine

Sorin takes us off the beaten track, out of the cosmopolitan cities and into the rough, rural heart of Patagonia, lending authenticity to the fictional plot with his use of real locations and a non-professional cast.

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Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

A bittersweet tale of dreams dashed and kindness rewarded in dog-eat-dog Patagonia.

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Jorge Morales
Village Voice

How do you say 'shaggy-dog story' in Spanish?

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile optimistic road movie in the vast empty stretches of Patagonia, about a man and a dog. This is not so much acting skill as casting brilliance.

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Matthew Leyland

Though this slim but likeable tale is light on surprises, there's a terrific one in store when Bombon finally comes of age.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Emily B.
A very simple story and a very uplifting one. The lead Juan Villegas (who, like most of the rest of the cast is not a professional) gives a great subtle,… More

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