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'Rudo y Cursi': Fraternal Futbolnew

Beto (Diego Luna) and Tato (Gael Garcia Bernal) are half-brother plantation workers in a rural Mexican village where they play on a local soccer team. After talent scout Batuta (Guillermo Francella) catches a weekend scrimmage and offers them representation on rival teams, the two yokels head for Mexico City and sport stardom.
Boise Weekly  |  Jeremiah Wierenga  |  08-26-2009  |  Reviews

Soccer Journeys in Rudo y Cursinew

Two brothers confront the pitfalls of sudden celebrity as soccer players: wild spending, drugs, gambling, avaricious women, demanding fans.
INDY Week  |  David Fellerath  |  08-06-2009  |  Reviews

'Rudo y Cursi': Just What the Name Saysnew

The reuniting of Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna isn't enough to make Rudo y Cursi work.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  07-16-2009  |  Reviews

A Conventional Plot Hobbles 'Rudo y Cursi'new

Because of the pedigree of the artists involved in making Rudo y Cursi, you may experience a tinge of guilt when you leave the theater, your thoughts swirling with discontent and heretical words like "hack job" and "cliche." But alas, you wouldn't be wrong.
Orlando Weekly  |  Justin Strout  |  05-28-2009  |  Reviews

'Rudo y Cursi' Scores Cinematic 'GOOOAALLL!'new

or his first feature film, Carlos Cuaron proves himself to be a brash, promising rookie who delivers not so much a sports movie as an anti-sports movie.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  05-13-2009  |  Reviews

Rudo y Cursi': Confusion in the Southnew

Rudo y Cursi is not a typical comic buddy flick about the misadventures of two rancheros from the sticks. As conceived by writer-director Carlos Cuaron, the brothers' picaresque story is a sharp social satire of contemporary Mexico, held together by the slapstick glue of their country-boy antics.
East Bay Express  |  Kelly Vance  |  05-13-2009  |  Reviews

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