Carancho (2011)

Sosa (Ricardo Darín, The Secret in Their Eyes) is an ambulance-chasing personal injury attorney with questionable ethics. Lujan (Martina Gusman, Lion's Den) is a young, idealistic country doctor new to the city. After Lujan and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 11, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 7, 2011
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The desolate Edward Hopper nightscapes provide an effective context...

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Carancho begins to accelerate with alarming speed - and doesn't stop until the startling, bitterly ironic final frame.

Amy Taubin

Trapero is a force, as both a director and a producer, in Argentina's exploding though financially strapped film industry.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The Argentinean actor Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes) has an almost Bogart-like gift for playing world-weary rotters with a core of nobility.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

A no-frills version of a perennial dark story: how love of a sort can take root in a festering place.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

The film's plotting is at times ragged and muffled, though this might be intentional, a way of suggesting the endless ramifications of the endemic corruption. The performances, however, have depth and resonance.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This is a film that's musical with the cracking of bones and crashing of cars.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A stark, compelling crime drama, shot in lurid close-ups and leading inexorably toward a devastating end.

Grant Rollings
The Sun (UK)

What starts as a slow-burning series of minor dramas slips into a high-octane gear in the final act.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A spectacular thriller, gripping, visceral and directed with an intense realism by Trapero, who uses a handheld camera and long takes to simulate a documentary… More
John Ballantine
Perhaps the fall-spring relationship doesn't quite work but Carrancho is an interesting character sketch of a horrid character. How far will he go to… More
Cynthia S.
Very well done. Interesting storyline. Rather gritty, which always attracks me. I have to say...Ricardo Darin is becoming one of my top favorite Spanish actors.… More
Nicolas Korovessis
In a country where thousands die every year on road accidents, there are always voltures waiting around to profit from it. The film treads between corruption… More
Walter M.
In "Carancho," Lujan(Martina Gusman) is a doctor practicing medicine in an ambulance. On one call, she helps out at an automobile accident. And… More
Daisy Maduro
Pablo Trapero's thriller Carancho, introduced corrupt people who profit from victims of car accidents. Among them is Sosa, played by Ricardo Darín, an ex… More