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In Patagonia, a successful interior designer's life falls apart after he suffers a horrific accident.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An existential nightmare of grief, guilt and penance, with Guillermo Nieto's sublime photography of the frozen, otherworldly landscape a correlative to Santiago's suspended state."
‑ Nick Funnell, Time Out
"We search for something redeeming, which we finally receive but far too late."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
"Argentinian director Pablo Trapero's Born and Bred is a quiet but resonant mood piece."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"The landscape speaks louder than words in this atmospheric journey through emotional extremes."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"Director Pablo Trapero seals his enviable reputation with this exceptional study of isolation and grief."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"An emotionally stunning journey of a father's return to his senses after a horrible accident."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"The film is so beautifully shot and controlled that Patagonia becomes as much a character in the film as the middle-class Santiago and his working-class friends."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Scenery apart, the film is penitence at 24 frames per second."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"A searing, wonderfully shot, and artfully understated examination of guilt and grief."
‑ David Mattin, BBC.com
"Just as the constantly falling snow leaches the colour from the backdrop, so the emotion bleeds out of the film."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Not everyone will find Trapero's uncompromising storytelling and quiet camerawork to their liking, but once more with Born and Bred he demonstrates a masterful ability to unite the physical and the metaphorical, the social and the sensual."
‑ Maria M. Delgado, Sight and Sound
"Like the brutal climate it portrays, the film isn't easy to love, and Pfening makes a less sympathetic soul in torment than Trapero perhaps intends."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Trapero creates a cinematic eco-system that moment by moment, scene by subtle scene, completely enfolds you."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Impressively acted and compassionately observed, it hovers intriguingly between reality and dream-state."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"An Argentine film packed full of pain and suffering that nevertheless fails utterly to connect with its audience."
‑ Martha Fischer, Cinematical
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