Los Paranoicos (The Paranoids)
Los Paranoicos (The Paranoids) (2008)

A loser with a successful friend discovers his luck might change as long as he doesn't mind betraying his buddy in this edgy comedy from Argentina. Luciano (Daniel Hendler) is a neurotic and accident-prone children's entertainer who… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 5, 2008
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2010
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Medina has taken a series of vignettes and fashioned them into a feature film as aimless as Luciano's life.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

With his feature debut, writer-director Gabriel Medina stops blessedly short of making a big generational statement, but The Paranoids does a fine job of evoking youth culture and attitudes in Buenos Aires...

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A somewhat meandering, but nonetheless engaging, refreshing and character-driven drama with just the right touch of offbeat comedy.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Plays like a dawdling sitcom that strings together small incidents into not very much.

Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Writer-director Gabriel Medina's chokingly offbeat debut is as aimless and confused as its prototypical slacker-comedy hero, who seems to have wandered into a glum dramedy with a hazy noirish aesthetic.

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Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine

The latest standout drama from the vibrant New Latino Cinema.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Wan Argentine comedy proves that not all slackers are inherently interesting.

Kent Turner

Most of the time, this Argentinean film's pace and tone fall into a despondent, desultory state

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Ryan Stewart
Slant Magazine

A frustratingly underdeveloped Argentinian dramedy about the perils of emotional retreat.

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