Los Paranoicos (The Paranoids)
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Los Paranoicos (The Paranoids)
A loser with a successful friend discovers his luck might change as long as he doesn't mind betraying his buddy in this edgy comedy from Argentina. Luciano (Daniel Hendler) is a neurotic and accident-prone children's entertainer who is struggling to launch a career as a screenwriter when he's not fretting about his health. After Luciano accidentally puts his performing partner, Sherman (Martin Feldman), in the hospital, he's unable to do shows for a few weeks and is wondering what to do when his old friend Manuel (Walter Jakob) returns to Buenos Aires for a visit. Manuel is the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Medina has taken a series of vignettes and fashioned them into a feature film as aimless as Luciano's life."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"With his feature debut, writer-director Gabriel Medina stops blessedly short of making a big generational statement, but The Paranoids does a fine job of evoking youth culture and attitudes in Buenos Aires..."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Most of the time, this Argentinean film's pace and tone fall into a despondent, desultory state"
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"A frustratingly underdeveloped Argentinian dramedy about the perils of emotional retreat."
‑ Ryan Stewart, Slant Magazine
"Plays like a dawdling sitcom that strings together small incidents into not very much."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Medina is simply content to let the film's sub-Jarmusch vignettes slow-fizzle to their finishes."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"A somewhat meandering, but nonetheless engaging, refreshing and character-driven drama with just the right touch of offbeat comedy."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Wan Argentine comedy proves that not all slackers are inherently interesting."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Writer-director Gabriel Medina's chokingly offbeat debut is as aimless and confused as its prototypical slacker-comedy hero, who seems to have wandered into a glum dramedy with a hazy noirish aesthetic."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"The latest standout drama from the vibrant New Latino Cinema."
‑ Steve Ramos, Boxoffice Magazine
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