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ptrigueiro

It was going incredible until it started the wedding act and it got it even better.
7 years ago
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mfmopdenkamp

I liked how things escalated in a logical way from a normal situation to the extreme. In some ways predictable, but you'll never guess how each story ends.

Very dramatic and serious, but also very funny at the same time. Each tale has it's own vibe, but the stories are linked so well. Vengeance is an utter dick!

What a genius film! Definitely one of my favourites!
6 years 6 months ago
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moviebeth

The best wedding scene ever !!!!!
6 years 6 months ago
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Tiago Costa

“If poison reaches its expiration date, does that mean that it is more or less effective?”


Wild Tales (Relatos Salvages), written and directed by Damian Szifron, is Argentina’s official submission in the category of best foreign language film for next year’s Academy Awards. I find it hard to review these anthology films at times considering some of the short stories work really well while others don’t. In Wild Tales, Szifron manages to structure the film beautifully into six stories with a great sense of pacing and storytelling. The two hours flew by and I never found any of the stories tedious or boring. When making an anthology it is important that you establish an important connection between each story, and Szifron manages to do just that. Each story focuses on characters who in some way seem to lose control and act out on impulse or revenge. It’s a film about our reactions and how we can behave as animals at times. Szifron manages to set a dark tone in each of his stories while keeping the audience in suspense during some scenes and exploding in laughter during others. It is a perfect example of a dark comedy that manages to maintain the thrills throughout the narrative. Szifron plays with the genre conventions and balances the different tones of the film very well. It’s hard to point out a weak link because each story brings something different to the film, but at the same time they all feel connected. Szifron cleverly satirizes different institutions in each of his six segments including marriage, justice, bureaucracy, and social classes. Wild Tales is a well executed and entertaining film, and one that might turn out to be a contender at next year’s Oscars.

One major issue with anthology films is that since they are separate short stories we get little time to invest in each of the characters, but somehow Szifron manages to establish each character in each scenario so well that we end up caring for them. The performances are all solid. The only familiar face in the cast is Ricardo Darin who delivers his segment extremely well. He plays a disillusioned character who is tired of the bureaucracy in his country. It doesn’t take much to see him explode and we see how one small incident escalates into an overblown reaction. As much as I enjoyed that segment, it wasn’t the most memorable one. I was a huge fan of the road rage segment, which in my opinion was the highlight of this film. Leonardo Sbaraglia and Walter Donado give terrific performances as they are placed on an everyday scenario in the road which very quickly escalates into cartoonish violence. I could go on mentioning the rest of the segments, but they are all worthwhile. This was a perfectly executed black comedy and one worth checking out.
6 years 5 months ago
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jhhayes

I loved this film! A darkly comedic anthology with 6 short "films" that highlight the possibilities of extremist human behavior and the consequences of such behavior. It's fantastic! Highly recommended!
5 years 10 months ago
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Cristiandelicia

Marvelous!
7 years ago
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Mraia

I can't recall the last time a movie had this effect on me... I was laughing so hard!
Simply amazing!
6 years 7 months ago
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maggidan

Why can you only favorite a film once here?
6 years 2 months ago
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The_Comatorium

Loved it. What a wedding.
6 years 3 months ago
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bieliebielie

Let this be a lesson. Never invite your sidehoe to your wedding.
5 years 7 months ago
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Fluegi

Awesome! Every of the short films transports more emotions than the most of the full length movies.
3 years 4 months ago
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Siskoid

Out of Argentina, Wild Tales is an anthology of six viciously funny stories of outrageous revenge. And it's just about one of my favorite things I've seen this year. Lusciously filmed, with each tale clearly in the same cinematic world, but having its own feel, I was most surprised at how quickly I got invested in each cast of characters' lives. Without taking anything away from the middle four stories, the movie had to start and end strong, and it definitely does, with an imaginative teaser and - no surprise it's the biggest part of the marketing - an incredible wedding where the bride discovers her groom wasn't faithful to her. A wicked, amazing finish. These Tales are Wild because they seem unbelievable, but really, the title refers to the wild return to animal behavior, when the wronged characters give in to savage impulses. Part cautionary tale, part power fantasy, it's both what we fear we might become and what we fervently wish to become in stressful situations.
5 years 5 months ago
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HyliaFischer

This was sooooo good.
5 years 8 months ago
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arrbrr

WOW!
6 years ago
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AyaChible

one of the most stunning movies i ever watched
3 years 2 months ago

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