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Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Tigers Are Not Afraid draws on childhood trauma for a story that deftly blends magical fantasy and hard-hitting realism - and leaves a lingering impact.

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A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico's devastating drug wars, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget.

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López elicits solid performances from the young actors, and her vision is clear and uncompromising.

September 10, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Call it Buñuel meets Blumhouse, a film that is flawed but so full of ideas that it doesn't matter.

September 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Blending the often frightening surrealism of a child's wild imagination with the blood-splattered realism of the drug cartels, "Tigers Are Not Afraid" is a highly original horror story made for these times.

September 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It conveys the sense of destruction that's come with all the narco trafficking, but it also has this really beautiful fantasy element that's woven throughout.

August 26, 2019 | Full Review…

It gets its claws into you, and won't let go.

August 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Tigers Are Not Afraid may be imperfect, but you can feel the passion and creativity of its filmmaker in every decision. She's fearless.

August 23, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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