Pellet (2000)

Los cambios que se producen en la vida de un niño de 12 años, que vive en un ambiente violento y hostil, cuando descubre el valor de la amistad.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 20, 2000
DVD Release Date: January 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Mana gives us compelling, damaged characters who we want to help -- or hurt.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

As blunt as it is in depicting child abuse, El Bola is a movie steeped in an ambiguity that lends its conflicts a symbolic resonance.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

An exceptional film.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Never [sinks] into exploitation.

Arthur Lazere

Deliberately and skillfully uses ambiguity to suggest possibilities which imbue the theme with added depth and resonance.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Though uniformly well acted, especially by young Ballesta and Galan (a first-time actor), writer/director Achero Manas's film is schematic and obvious.

Leslie Camhi
Village Voice

At once subtle and visceral, the film never succumbs to the trap of the maudlin or tearful, offering instead with its unflinching gaze a measure of faith in the future.

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Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

A simple, but gritty and well-acted ensemble drama that encompasses a potent metaphor for a country still dealing with its fascist past.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Although largely a heavy-handed indictment of parental failings ... the film retains ambiguities that make it well worth watching

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