Granito (2011)

Granito is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. In Granito our characters sift for clues buried in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 14, 2011
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The movie is erratically paced, often static and dry, and occasionally dull. But the subject matter keeps you intrigued - barely.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Granito becomes both a humanitarian legal thriller and a quest to find justice through cinema.

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Brent Simon

A well-meaning but inelegant bore.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

There's a naggingly studied tone to the whole enterprise that makes it feel like history class rather than a complex, urgent reckoning.

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Paul Brunick
New York Times

"Granito" is less rough-edged than its guerrilla-film predecessor, but it shares a spirit of simplistic revolutionary solidarity.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Sloppiness doesn't suit Granito, which should be concise, complicated, and elegant.

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Nick Schager
Time Out

There are only so many times you can watch a camera panning and zooming over still photos before your tolerance for the Ken Burns effect reaches its limit.

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Robert Koehler

As well-intended as it is artless.

Louis Proyect

A meditative look back at the mass murder of Mayan Indians in Guatemala and the role of the progressive film-maker. Not agit-prop at all despite what mainstream reviewers here say.

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