Summer of Goliath
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Summer of Goliath
Set in Huilotepec, a community in the Mexican countryside, Summer of Goliath revolves around three characters: Teresa, who embarks on a mission to determine why her husband has suddenly abandoned her; her son Gabino, who is in the military and spends his time conducting car searches, as well as intimidating the locals, with his fellow soldier Alberto; and 16-year-old Oscar - nicknamed Goliath - who is socially outcast because of a rumor that he killed his girlfriend. Dominated by Teresa's wanderings and her interactions with the town's inhabitants, Summer of Goliath hauntingly depicts… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What's unusual is the way the story is told."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"There's very little of a concise plot to be found here, but the overall result is invigorating and even haunting, especially in its final moments."
‑ Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine
"Pereda has proven adept at paying tributes and trying on parental wardrobes; one can only imagine what a heavy hitter he'll be once he finds his own voice and something to say with it."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Challenging, unsettling little movie doesn't quite come together."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
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