Good-Bye Momo
Good-Bye Momo (2007)

Leonardo Ricagni's carnivalesque drama tells the story of Obdulio, an Uruguayan street kid who sells newspapers to survive. By night, however, Obdulio enters the magical world of the "Maestro" (a night watchman), who teaches… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 20, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Sweet but not especially original.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Middling Cinema Paradiso magic realism turned lifeless by abundant treacle and a literal approach to his lightly surreal material.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An uplifting and heartening Uruguayan film about a poor and kind boy whose life is transformed during the 40 days of carnival.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

It sounds churlish to bash a film that's as bereft of bad thoughts as a tiny puppy. But when the puppy licks your face for 108 minutes, enough's enough.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

If Acuņa weren't such a lovely, personable child, Goodbye Momo would be a hopeless mess. But this actor never strikes a false or phony note as the story's intrepid protagonist.

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Charles Petersen
Village Voice

Though Momo is dedicated to 'the missing children and the children who are coming to save the world,' the most provocative question it asks is whether, with its conspicuous product placement, the film was secretly backed by Coca-Cola.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Little Acuna gives a sweetly unaffected performance as the beleaguered child, and his transformation from a joyless paperboy with no future to a prematurely burdened child for whom education may lead to a better life is touching.

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