Circo (2011)

Aaron Schock's acclaimed film, which has appeared at many world festivals and is the most recent winner of the Jury Award at the Hampton's International Film Festival, is one of the most compelling documentaries seen in years. Set… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 1, 2011
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2011
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Circo takes you to the edge of human experience on a path none of this summer's superhero daredevils would ever consider taking.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Sort of a modern-day version of "Toby Tyler," only without a frisky, mischievous Mr. Stubbs as comic relief.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The colors are vivid, the acrobats nimble, the animals impressive and the hard work of Ponce and his extended family has nobility and poignancy.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Circo" is an amazing feat.

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Loren King
Boston Globe

"Circo'' offers a fascinating mix of backstage drama and family dynamics.

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

Running off and joining the circus won't seem like such a fun idea after watching Circo.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It says as much about human nature as it shows about struggling entertainers.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

In "Circo," Aaron Schock documents the fearsome labor and intense willpower it takes to keep this shoestring show on the road, and the price paid by the family that runs it.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Circo ends somewhat arbitrarily and could benefit from a stronger conclusion, but its portrait of a lifestyle that's at once shabby and glittery is finely etched.

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Two circus movies in a row! What's next? A revival of BERSERK starring Joan Crawford? Anyhow, this one is world's apart from WATER FOR ELEPHANTS.… More