Whisky (2004)

After Jacobo's mother dies, he is left with only his humble sock factory that is about to go out of business. When his competitive brother Herman comes to visit, Jacobo enlists his co-worker Marta to pretend to be his wife.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 12, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2006
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

A fine film of few words and very little motion.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Slyly appealing.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The filmmakers are incredibly adept at relaying so very much almost imperceptibly.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A deadpan comedy shot through with a vein of despair, the Uruguayan film Whisky is a pint-size pleasure.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

directors Stoll and Rebella have taken a potentially farcical triangle and built from it a bleak meditation on twilit lives and lost opportunities.

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Louis Proyect

Bonedry but deeply involving film about marginal characters in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

With its intentional pacing and spare but precise dialogue, Whisky works up a unique mood that's languorous yet exhilarating.

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This low-key tale, by sophomore Uruguayan filmmakers Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll, takes its wry look at the lives of three average people with a straight face.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Takes a wry and observant look at human interaction. And along the way it subtly pokes fun at the machismo in Latino society.

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One for me too please
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