Cinema, Asprin And Vultures (cinema, Aspirinas E Urubus)
Cinema, Asprin And Vultures (cinema, Aspirinas E Urubus) (2006)

Two outcasts wander the back roads of Brazil looking for different kinds of escape in this drama. Johann (Peter Ketnath) fled Germany to avoid being drafted during World War II, and has ended up in Brazil, where he makes his living as a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 9, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Manohla Dargis
New York Times

The Brazilian film Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures shows how a little imagination and a quality cinematographer can triumph over a poverty of means.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

A road movie about the end of the road, about paths diverging, when travellers' time together can only be brief.

Pablo Villaēa
Cinema em Cena

A virtude maior de Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus é conseguir divertir o espectador com sua leveza, mas, ao mesmo tempo, cutucar as feridas de uma sociedade desigual e preconceituosa.

Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

The film is well worth seeing for its views of the parched wilderness of far-flung Brazil and its talkative depiction of an unlikely friendship.

Ed Gonzalez
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

This Brazilian film has been greeted with the same sort of polite praise that Daughters of the Dust earned years ago from left-leaning critics enamored with purportedly novel modes of expression and exotic representation.

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Deborah Young

Marcelo Gomes makes an impressive if sober feature helming debut in Cinema, Aspirin and Vultures.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The two men's personalities, an out-of-the-ordinary setting and time, and camera techniques deftly used bring this quiet piece above the pack.

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