La llorona

2019

Drama / Horror / Thriller

30
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 98%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 386

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883.94 MB
1280*720
Spanish 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
97 min
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Spanish 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
97 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SpareMeTheCrapMovies 1 / 10 / 10

Slower than molasses

The first three minutes were a dead give away that the high reviews for this movie were yet again another reminder how producers will go to no lengths to artificially create "rave reviews". If you enjoy an opening of 3 minutes of a group of people chanting in a monotonous tone, then this film is for you. The scene that followed this was extremely long and dragged out in an attempt to make you think it was scary. It was not. Then it was more long dragged out scenes that were utterly pointless and gave you no sense of direction. After 20 minutes I gave up. If a film cannot use 90 minutes of my life to engage me, it isn't worth watching.

Reviewed by Foxtrot1 10 / 10 / 10

More drama than horror, still excellent

The plot summary on IMDb doesn't do this film justice. It's a slow-burn drama about the family of a retired Guatemalan general on trial for war crimes. His daughter, an intelligent and compassionate medical doctor, is finally reckoning with what her father participated in, and her moral struggle expands to the rest of the family. At the same time, the general's sins are coming home to roost in a very literal way. There is an element of horror here, but I was much more enthralled by the family drama of the piece. Unfortunately, it does copy one thing from other thought-provoking horror films and fails to fully stick the landing. Still a wonderful film and one that I'll think about for a long time to come. Brilliant cinematography and sound design, see it in a well-equipped theatre if you can.

Reviewed by Raven-1969 10 / 10 / 10

She Comes to Restore Justice from the Deepest Part of the Mountain

The legend of La Llorona in Latin America is of a woman who was abandoned and became a wandering ghost weeping for her children. It is given an unearthly and uniquely Guatemalan twist here. A once fearsome general whose troops committed atrocities under his command is now elderly, frail and charged with genocide. He is declared guilty and yet freed without punishment. Protestors surround his home. At about the same time a mysterious young woman arrives in the household to take a job that no one else will take. She says her home is in the deepest part of the mountain. Unearthly weeping is heard in the night and perhaps justice will be done. The Weeping Woman is a powerful, surreal film that shook me to my core. It combines history, politics and myth in a spectacular way. Through enthralling dream sequences and eerie, jarring music La Llorona sheds light on injustice and genocide in Guatemala. Nearly half of the country's indigenous community, which is two thirds of the entire population, was killed in the relatively recent bloodshed. Most were children. Writer-director Bustamante wisely does not rub our faces in the genocide. The subject is handled obliquely. Through the general's wife, daughter and granddaughter the film reveals how the unresolved injustices haunt individuals and nation alike. Future generations are affected by the wounds the present generation ignores. Bustamante is the director of Ixcanul, another amazing film. The Weeping Woman won the best film prize at the Venice film festival and I saw it at the Toronto international film festival.

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