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La Llorona (2020)



Critic Consensus: La Llorona puts a fresh spin on the familiar legend by blending the supernatural and the political to resolutely chilling effect.

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Indignant retired general Enrique finally faces trial for the genocidal massacre of thousands of Mayans decades ago. As a horde of angry protesters threatens to invade their opulent home, the women of the house--his haughty wife, conflicted daughter, and precocious granddaughter--weigh their responsibility to shield the erratic, senile Enrique against the devastating truths being publicly revealed and the increasing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Meanwhile, much of the family's domestic staff flees, leaving only loyal housekeeper Valeriana until a mysterious young Indigenous maid arrives.


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All Critics (73) | Top Critics (10)

"La Llorona" avoids the tropes of horror... Instead, this smart and elegant film feels like a languid bit of cinematic magical realism where strange things happen - and the real horror lies not in the supernatural but in the savage acts of men.

August 19, 2020 | Full Review…

What I love about this film is the way it blends genres... It has everything you expect in a horror movie -- things that go bump in the night -- but in this much more sophisticated way.

August 17, 2020 | Full Review…

What stands out about the film is the pain that lies underneath Bustamante's placid compositions-an anguished desire for justice that, like the Weeping Woman herself, still cries out to be heard.

August 8, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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It's not just a creepy story, but a painful reflection of injustice.

August 6, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

With precise framing, compositional flair and a steady hand, Bustamante layers the story, adding daubs that suggest rather than explain.

August 5, 2020 | Full Review…

A solemn and gripping tribute to real-life atrocities.

January 31, 2020 | Full Review…

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