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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Gary M. Kramer
San Francisco Bay Times

Cesc Gay is not a sentimentalist, and while Truman may tug at viewer's heartstrings, it is never mawkish or maudlin.

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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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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Directed and written by Cesc Gay, "Truman" is never maudlin, thereby making it far more effective and affective.

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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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Robert Denerstein
Denerstein Unleashed

[Cesc Gay opts] for an approach that allows the actors ... to create a relationship that is at once comfortable and challenging.

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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