Lucia, Lucia (La Hija del caníbal)
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Filmmaker Antonio Serrano, who made a splash with his first film Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas, returns to the screen with this thriller from Mexico. Lucia (Cecilia Roth) is a woman whose life is thrown into chaos when her husband suddenly disappears without a trace. As Lucia searches for a clue to his whereabouts, she discovers evidence that suggests her husband had a dangerous secret life he never shared with her, and she finds she isn't the only person with an interest in finding him. Lucia, Lucia (originally released under the title La Hija del Canibal) also features Carlos Alvarez-Novoa and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's the old midlife crisis tale, just without a lot of charm or surprises."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"Despite the potential for menace implied by its set-up, Lucia, Lucia is finally about finding the opposite."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"...if a director isn't willing to commit to his own movie, then why pray tell should we?"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"It's being touted as the latest chapter in the new wave of Mexican cinema, but comparing the meandering Lucia, Lucia to a milestone like Amores Perros is just plain loco."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"Lucia Lucia is well acted and creatively shot, but the problem is that at its core lies a mystery that isn't terribly interesting."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Roth, as the writer-narrator and sexy center of the piece, simply shines."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Lucia, a writer of children's books, dips in and out of fiction in her own life, the line blurring so often that it's hard to tell what's real and what's fantasy in Lucia, Lucia. It's even harder to care."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"A playful, though not strikingly original, engagement of the unreliable narrator, and a fluffy study of the contrast between wish-fulfilling fiction and cold, hard reality."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"More interested in getting to the next plot turn than in telling a coherent and compelling story."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"The picture aims to be cheeky and interesting. But more often it's annoying."
‑ Kim Morgan, Oregonian
"I love a good story, too, but I prefer one that actually goes somewhere (although, as joy rides to nowhere are concerned, this one is a beaut)."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Lucia, Lucia is nicely shot and edited, but the movie is a narrative mess."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Lucía reveals a great deal about herself in 110 minutes of self-fulfilling narration, but imagine how much better the experience would have been had the story allowed itself to match that depth."
‑ David Keyes,
"Serrano's frequently mystifying device of having Lucía's cardboard psyche mess with the audience's minds is ultimately a confusing bore."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"It's a nifty little premise that becomes even more engaging because of the movie's ability to look at ordinary events through extraordinary eyes."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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