Carmo, Hit the Road
Carmo, Hit the Road (2010)

Edgy, hard as nails, Brazilian belle Carmo would do anything to escape the hell hole of a Brazilian border town where she lives. So when a lonesome, wheelchair-bound petty thief named Marco arrives on the scene in an old pick up truck full… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2011
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Mike Hale
New York Times

It's not a memorable ride, but there's enough rueful humor, tropical sensuality and borrowed style along the way to make it pleasant.

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Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

In the end, Carmo, Hit the Road suffers from an inability to decide what it wants to present.

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Harvey S. Karten

Not the people the Brazilian Tourist Board wants us to see, and perhaps not the people you would not want to spend time with either.

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Eric Hynes
Time Out

Pasta's maximalist approach repels any emotional investment, even as Loureiro and Martínez make for an appealing screen couple among the appalling settings.

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Prairie Miller
Critics' Choice Movies

Euro-Brazilian director Pasta casts a contemptuous eye on the exotic masses around him, characterizing the underclass as duplicitous and depraved, and mentally challenged at best. Forget about how it all ended up that way. Poverty porn, Brazilian style.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

Pasta films it all, including dazzling stretches of South American landscape, with a painter's eye for color and the intriguing faces of his extras.

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Cole Smithey

"Carmo, Hit the Road" is the work of an inexperienced filmmaker nearly capable of making a competent film, something "Carmo, Hit the Road" is not.

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