Sidewalls (2011)

Sidewalls is a clever romantic comedy examining with charm how the architecture of a city conditions the lives of two of its residents. Taretto pays homage to the city of Buenos Aires as he reflects on how urban chaos, as well as new… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 26, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2012
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jon Frosch
The Atlantic

With its themes of alienation in the Internet age and cutesy indie-ish trimmings, the film will feel familiar to anyone who's seen a bittersweet romantic comedy from Sundance.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Leandro Martinez's eye-pleasing cinematography complements Taretto's literate script, although the Hollywood ending is jarring.

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Simon Miraudo

Medianeras may test your tolerance for cuteness, but it's an enchanting modern day fairy-tale cut from the same cloth as 500 Days of Summer and Punch-Drunk Love.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The preordained story line is clear from the outset, yet Taretto's knack for engineering clever near-misses keeps us guessing about how and when the happy ending will arrive.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Smart, wordy and sweetly sympathetic to lives lived online, "Sidewalls" coasts on Martín and Mariana's twin voice-overs, alternate musings on themselves and their city.

Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

When a film lays all the cards on the table simply to appease the characters' neuroses and insecurities, it becomes self-congratulatory.

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David Fear
Time Out

It's hard to truly hate any movie whose ending revolves around a clever Where's Waldo? gag. It's also near impossible to take it seriously for that exact same reason.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

A shrewd, intellectually playful rom-com that delivers the gooey goods...

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Kent Turner

Of all of the recent films tipping their hat to Woody Allen's comedies of the 1970s-when he was, you know, funny-Sidewalls is by far the most sentimental and optimistic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
Its playful take on urban isolation and how internet and technology draw people apart is spot-on, with a bittersweet sense of humor that made me smile at its… More
Wildaly M
Very witty romantic comedy. I highly recommend it.
Rubia Carolina
Perfect! "I'm convinced that separations, divorces, domestic violence, the excess of cable TVstations, the lack of communication,… More