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Carlos Cuarón, who co-wrote the script for his brother Alfonso Cuarón's breakthrough hit, Y Tu Mamá También, makes his feature directorial debut with Rudo y Cursi. The film also reunites the stars of the earlier film, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, and is the first release from the production company Alfonso started with Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu, Cha Cha Chá. Rudo y Cursi depicts the changing relationship between two brothers who become soccer stars. Beto (Luna), the goaltender, is nicknamed "Rudo" because of his hard-nosed style of play, while Tato… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

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"He's helped by charismatic, pleasingly ambivalent performances by all involved, and while a later penalty sequence is needlessly prolonged, it doesn't diminish the film's cumulative effect. Serious fun."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"[Has] a mess of cultural issues to reckon with, and Rudo y Cursi deals with them while offering an engaging rags-to-riches sports fantasy."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A sharp social satire of contemporary Mexico, held together by the slapstick glue of García and Luna's country-boy antics."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"A fun yet enlightening film that's part Mexican and all human."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Apparently it's a hit in Mexico, which shows a remarkably generous sense of humour, given that Cuaron leaves no one standing. It's a funny movie but quite brutal."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"Rudo y Cursi never quite figures out what it wants to be. Is it a sports comedy? A tale of sibling rivalry? A look at Mexico's gritty underbelly, set against a soccer backdrop?"
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Bernal and Luna have great sibling comic chemistry."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Beneath its gritty visual realism -- which feels more suited to a full-on drama -- it's a delightful shrug of a movie."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"A cheeky viewing experience."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"A film that can't quite choose between the light and dark possibilities it conjures."
‑ Philippa Hawker, The Age (Australia)
"Carlos Cuaron, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Y Tu Mama También, makes his directorial debut with this easygoing sports movie/family drama/musical comedy/crime story."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"As we follow their adventures, it's impossible to ignore how poorly women come off in this story, alternatively as nags, cheats, liars and cloying opportunists."
‑ Greg Quill, Toronto Star
"All you can see are a pair of aging jocks laboring for condescending yuks"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A comically relevant fairy tale about the excessive trappings of celebrity and the dangers of achieving one's goals."
‑ Sean O'Connell, Charlotte Weekly
"First time director Carlos Cuaron successfully mixes touching comedy with biting social realism."
‑ Brian Duff, FILMINK (Australia)
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