Madrid, 1987
Madrid, 1987 (2012)

Madrid, 1987 ...is a two-character story with a verbose discourse on writing, journalism, careerism, aging and politics. Shot mostly within a very constricted space, the story follows an older, celebrated journalist Miguel (José Sacristán)… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 25, 2013
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

The actors give their characters a resonance beyond the symbolic, but the action doesn't quite transcend the stagy setup.

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Chris Packham
Time Out New York

Miguel uses her beauty and placid demeanor as a screen against which to project his memories of past adventures and the ghost of his libido.

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Brandon Judell
GreenCine

Seldom has a great film accomplished so much with so little. Well, that's if you consider an insanely quotable screenplay so little.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Madrid, 1987 operates on a dizzying number of levels - as a romantic comedy, a sex farce, a study of culture clash, ageism and idealism.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

A stillborn May-November seduction makes for sexual tension and fascinating dialogue.

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Jon Caramanica
New York Times

A sweet, sometimes dull and certainly overlong film ...

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Jonathan Holland
Variety

A perceptive, ultra-wordy stab at catching the zeitgeist at a time of change in Spain, David Trueba's two-hander nonetheless feels like a working-out of social and personal themes that hasn't quite achieved the full leap from page to film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
A terrific, two-person character study, along the lines of My Dinner with Andre and The Sunset Limited. Two unlikely people, a young journalism student and her… More