Cachorro (2004)

A man tries to leave his wild life behind him for the sake of a young boy in this comedy drama. Pedro (José Luis García Pérez) is a dentist who lives and works in Madrid. Pedro is also a "bear" -- slang for a gay man who is stocky… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 5, 2004
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2005
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Ronnie Scheib
Chicago Reader

Thoroughly likable, it never resorts to sentimental cliches or moralistic epiphanies.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

It turns into a subtle character study that both gay and straight audiences will find moving.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The film is, of course, not all sex, and, indeed, brims with observant intelligence.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Suddenly this careful and patient movie turns cheap and hasty, with unexpected disclosures, desperate curveballs, and crocodile tears. It's not ruinous, but it's not good either.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Had the story had more oomph to it, its stance would have seemed a lot more important as an artistic issue. But as things sit, it's an abstract plus indeed.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

There is a family movie within the gay subtext of "Bear Cub" that is a draw for the sophisticated film-goer.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Albaladejo takes a warm approach to his characters, from Pedro's boisterous circle of like-minded gay pals (known as 'bears' for their stocky builds and facial hair) to Bernardo's paternal grandmother.

Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

A touching, frank movie about parenting.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A fresh and surprisingly insightful look at human interaction, from the way we create families around us to the cruel realities of the world.

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