The Critic (El Crítico)
1 hr 19 min
2022
HD
documentary
latino

The Critic (El Crítico): 

A nuanced look at the life and decades-spanning career of legendary film critic Carlos Boyero, one of the most followed and feared figures in Spanish cinema.

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The Critic (El Crítico)

Genres

documentary, latino

Runtime

1 hr 19 min

Release Year

2022

Rating Information

About This Movie

This intimate documentary traces the life and career of legendary – and polarizing – film critic Carlos Boyero, who over four decades became one of the most followed and feared figures in Spanish cinema. Hounded by controversy since publishing his first article, Boyero has remained in the eye of the storm ever since. But as film criticism enters an increasingly digital realm, Boyero could be the last representative of a disappearing time. On the tail end of his long career, the documentary follows Boyero through the 2021 San Sebastián International Film Festival, his last before retirement. With interviews from his peers and fellow journalists, The Critic (El Crítico) paints a nuanced picture of the complicated man behind the most notoriously complicated film reviews.

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