Porto (2017)

Jake (Yelchin) and Mati (Lucas) are two outsiders in the Portuguese city of Porto who once experienced a brief but intimate connection. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through alternately joyous and painful… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rex Reed
New York Observer

It's a typical example of the kind of empty, lunk-headed movies that are made these days by directors who think it's interesting to watch two people walking down the street carrying boxes.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

[A] quietly bombastic and emotionally oblivious romantic drama.

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Todd Jorgenson

The two actors have an appealing chemistry that conveys both intimacy and poignancy.

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April Wolfe
Village Voice

This whole thing is so brazenly a male fantasy...

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Matt Zoller Seitz

Less than meets the eye and ear.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

[Director Klinger's] questionable choices make this a calling-card curiosity.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The screenplay ... falls too easily into clichés about rough men and troubled women to ever achieve something truly resonant about the highs and fallouts of chance encounters.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Often ravishing aesthetics and stylistic quirks act as soft restraints, keeping us watching despite a near-total absence of story and a thinly disguised attitude of male entitlement.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Slightly underwhelming and lacking profundity, but Anton Yelchin's tender, nuanced, and moving performance along with the visually poetic cinematography compensate for the lack of substance.

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