Intacto
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Some people are born with good luck, but others try to attain it however they can -- and at any cost -- in this offbeat psychological thriller from Spain. Samuel Berg (Max Von Sydow) is an elderly man who lives beneath a gambling casino on an island off the Spanish coast. In Berg's world, good fortune is a commodity that can be acquired from others, and while would-be gambler Federico (Eusebio Poncela) has a genuine talent for taking good luck from those who have it, Berg's gift is even stronger, and after a long day of absorbing positive vibrations from winning gamblers, Berg steals… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

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"Fresnadillo has something serious to say about the ways in which extravagant chance can distort our perspective and throw us off the path of good sense."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"I admired Intacto more than I liked it, for its ingenious construction and the way it keeps a certain chilly distance between its story and the dangers of popular entertainment."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"While it runs a bit slow, Intacto doesn't bore, and the ending is interesting to see played out, if not a bit predictable."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Though at times the rules of this luck-stealing underworld aren't exactly clear, and the plot becomes a bit mired in its own cleverness, Intacto is an intriguing notion."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"The movie doesn't generate a lot of energy. It is dark, brooding and slow, and takes its central idea way too seriously."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"The casting of von Sydow ... is itself Intacto's luckiest stroke."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"A clever, original thriller that bows to no genre."
‑ Loren King, Chicago Tribune
"one of those European genre films that look much superior to Hollywood even when they are obviously below the standards of genre excellence"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"I got a headache watching this meaningless downer."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's one thing to enjoy this movie, it's quite another to take it as seriously as it takes itself."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Nothing if not hip, but its questions are more coffee-shop hypothetical than genuinely profound."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Its use of the thriller form to examine the labyrinthine ways in which people's lives cross and change, buffeted by events seemingly out of their control, is intriguing, provocative stuff."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Rarely is a film about the supernatural as thoughtful and affecting as Intacto; even more rarely does that kind of film attract an audience."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Like a sprinter competing in his first distance race: It bursts forth with tremendous energy, sustains itself for quite a while, loses steam near the end but finishes ahead of most of the pack."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"So fiendishly cunning that even the most jaded cinema audiences will leave the auditorium feeling dizzy, confused, and totally disorientated. Not to mention absolutely refreshed."
‑ Jamie Russell, BBC
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