El Leyton
El Leyton (2003)

Gonzalo Justiniano's El Leyton (Hasta que la Muerte Nos Separe (El Leyton: Until Death Do Us Part) is about a man facing up to an angry village. El Leyton (Juan Pablo Saez) returns to his hometown and is nearly killed by an angry mob.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 18, 2004
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Director Gonzalo Justiniano beautifully captures the fishing village but never quite captures the story.

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David Ng
Village Voice

A barely elevated telenovela.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The story unfolds like a particularly juicy bit of small-town gossip, one that's told by a particularly vivid storyteller.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

El Leyton never rises above the level of a soap opera, although the steamy sex and Lo's abundant nudity might make it worthwhile for some viewers.

Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

Not only in its plot, but also in its male rivalry does El Leyton seem like Harold Pinter's Betrayal set by the sea.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Too bad the acting is uneven. And the ineptly done English subtitles will have you laughing in all the wrong places.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Does a fine job of building up a sense of dread as its adulterous relationship gathers steam. So it's all the more disappointing when the movie ultimately collapses.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Even with all the flaws in the characters (and the filmmaking), we become intrigued.

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Jon Lap
Apollo Guide

A sloppy but stylistically incendiary handling of mystery, thriller, suspense, doldrums-of-domestic-romance and labour fraternity tropes.

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