The Untamed (La región salvaje)
The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017)

Alejandra is a young mother and housewife who raises her children with her husband Angel in a small town. His brother Fabian is a nurse at a local hospital. Their provincial lives are altered with the arrival of the mysterious Veronica. Sex… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 21, 2017
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

An explicit and excoriating story of eros unmoored and unmooring - the devastating power of sexual pleasure when it's stripped of both function and meaning.

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April Wolfe
L.A. Weekly

...a fantastical premise collides with Escalante's solemn realism, making for a quiet, unforgettable mash-up, inspired by director Andrzej Zulawski's Possession.

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Jonathan Romney
Observer (UK)

Despite the avowed debt to Andrzej Żuławski's famously disturbing 1981 film Possession, this is bracingly individual stuff. Just don't expect to touch calamari again in a hurry.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

Escalante draws remarkable performances out of his cast of mostly newcomers in this film about the consequences of pleasure and the many meanings of flesh; where animal intelligence fills the void left by emotional disconnect.

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Nick Allen
RogerEbert.com

A low-key trippy sci-fi movie about booty calls with an unwieldy space squid, but I wish I could say it was much more than that.

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Ed Potton
Times (UK)

An uneasy hybrid of gritty Mexican drama and weird, David Cronenberg-style body horror.

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Carlos Valladares
San Francisco Chronicle

The unsure approach to rich material (based on a story about a newspaper's homophobic coverage of a drowned man) mixes the sexy and grotesque - and cancels each other's good parts out.

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Michael Nordine
indieWire

Once it wraps its tentacles around you, The Untamed doesn't let go -- and you might not want it to.

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Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

The Untamed sadly doesn't add up to a whole lot more than its freaky parts. But what freaky parts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Eberhardt
I didn't know what the hell I was getting into at the time though, I found this film to be a weird combination of family drama with an H.P. Lovecraftian… More