Truman (2017)

Childhood friends Julián (Ricardo Darín) and Tomás (Javier Cámara) were once inseparable. Eventually, the two have lost sight of their friendship. While the divorced Julián remained in Spain where he has lived through the highs and lows of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 7, 2017
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Consensus: Well-written, well-acted, and patiently crafted, Truman takes an affecting look at a long friendship separated by distance but undimmed by time.

Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

Not your typical cancer drama anchored in grief, instead a clear-sighted journey that makes demands on one's emotions in the most unlikely ways.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Canine power is far from the only thing the film has got going for it. The actor, Julián, is played by the great Ricardo Darín, an Argentine star with a quick wit and a wry, buoyant presence.

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Stephen Mayne
Under the Radar

What Truman does so well is restraint. The comedy is rare and deadpan, the dramatic highpoints sudden and unexpected.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

There isn't a mawkish moment to be found, though there are plenty of lovely, humane ones, as well as some that are quite funny.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

There are things in life and art that are simply so beautiful that they must be witnessed, and Darín's performance in "Truman" is one of those.

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Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

Why it's taken this superb movie two years to cross the ocean is a mystery. See Truman with a good friend. You'll be closer for it.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

It sounds paradoxical but, if done right, films about a life ending can be the most life-affirming films you'll see. "Truman," a great success in its native Spain, is definitely done right.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"Truman" avoids preachiness as scrupulously as it evades certainty.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Coming to terms with imminent death is not an easy subject for a film, but Cesc Gay treats it with commendable delicacy, a welcome absence of sentimentality, and not a little humor.

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True man, true friend, love between friends - this film is about the best in people, and two men in particular. Truman is a great big dog, whose owner Julian… More