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The Amazing Catfish

7/10
Comedy . Drama
 

Young Claudia works in a supermarket where she promotes various types of products. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with severe appendicitis and meets Martha, a patient, laying in the bed next to hers.

 
Actors: Lisa Owen , Ximena Ayala , Sonia Franco , Wendy Guillén , Andrea Baeza , Alejandro Ramírez-Muñoz , Vera Wilson , Cynthia Bordes , José Manuel Orozco Angulo , Sara Isabel Quintero
Directors: Claudia Sainte-Luce
Country: MEXICO , FRANCE
Release: 2014-05-28
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  • Inkoo Kang

    Grainily shot but radiating life, The Amazing Catfish is an enormously affecting portrait of a family in crisis that dares to hope.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Nicolas Rapold

    If there’s a certain depth missing in The Amazing Catfish, the film brings forth the small-scale pleasures and poignancy of an ambling short story.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Heather Baysa

    Claudia Sainte-Luce's semi-autobiographical indie has a knack for subverting stereotypes without making a big deal about it.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Kenji Fujishima

    The familiar premise is done with enough intelligence and heartfelt conviction that it rises above its potentially cliché trappings.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Adam Nayman

    What keeps The Amazing Catfish from greatness despite the evident skill at every level of its production—the editing is sharp, and the actors are all excellent, especially the children—is the sense that Sainte-Luce is luxuriating in quirkiness for its own sake.

    The Dissolve Full Review
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