Rudo y Cursi
Rudo y Cursi (2009)

Beto and Tato are a pair of rivaling, dim-witted brothers who work on a dusty banana ranch and play soccer for their local team. Beto, a goalie whose hot temper on the field earns him the nickname of Rudo, dreams of becoming a professional… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 8, 2009
DVD Release Date: August 25, 2009
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its fair share of sports movie cliches, Rudo y Cursi marks an auspicious directing debut for Carlos Cuarón, and features strong performances from García Bernal and Luna.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

He's helped by charismatic, pleasingly ambivalent performances by all involved, and while a later penalty sequence is needlessly prolonged, it doesn't diminish the film's cumulative effect. Serious fun.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

[Has] a mess of cultural issues to reckon with, and Rudo y Cursi deals with them while offering an engaging rags-to-riches sports fantasy.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

A sharp social satire of contemporary Mexico, held together by the slapstick glue of García and Luna's country-boy antics.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rudo y Cursi never quite figures out what it wants to be. Is it a sports comedy? A tale of sibling rivalry? A look at Mexico's gritty underbelly, set against a soccer backdrop?

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Bernal and Luna have great sibling comic chemistry.

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Mike Scott

Beneath its gritty visual realism -- which feels more suited to a full-on drama -- it's a delightful shrug of a movie.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Carlos Cuaron, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Y Tu Mama También, makes his directorial debut with this easygoing sports movie/family drama/musical comedy/crime story.

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Greg Quill
Toronto Star

As we follow their adventures, it's impossible to ignore how poorly women come off in this story, alternatively as nags, cheats, liars and cloying opportunists.

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Fernando F. Croce

All you can see are a pair of aging jocks laboring for condescending yuks

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
great to see the pairing of bernal and luna again. the sibling rivalry and bonds of brotherhood are well rendered. there are comedic bursts, but not enough to… More
Walter M.
In "Rudo Y Cursi," Tato(Gael Garcia Bernal) and Beto(Diego Luna) are half brothers who work on a banana plantation and love to play soccer in their… More
Manu Gino
Super good movie! The film is just simply amazing with a great actor with Bernal; Diego Luna was just very funny and the movie gives a great message for… More
Jeff Talbott
If these guys weren't already stars, friends and charisma-vehicles, this movie wouldn't even lift off the little bit it does. Ueven in tone, all it… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
A funny, but very unrealistic rags-to-riches story. It's entertaining, but not much more. I don't like to compare, especially between siblings, but… More
Joey Nevarez
I really like Gael Barcia Bernal, but this wasn't all that exciting. The actors have definite chemistry but the film isn't quite funny or amusing… More