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Wild Tales (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged, Wild Tales is a subversive satire that doubles as a uniformly entertaining anthology film.

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Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. (C) Sony Classics

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Cast

Ricardo Darín
as Simón "Bombita", Simon Fisher
Leonardo Sbaraglia
as Diego Iturralde "El más fuerte", Diego
Darío Grandinetti
as Salgado, Salgado "Pasternak"
Erica Rivas
as Romina, Romina "Hasta que la muerte nos separe"
Oscar Martínez
as Mauricio, Mauricio "La propuesta"
Osmar Nuñez
as Abogado, Adwokat "La propuesta"
María Marull
as Isabel, Isabel "Pasternak"
Monica Villa
as Profesora Leguizamón, Profesor Leguizamón "Pasternak"
Rita Cortese
as Cocinera, Kucharka "Las ratas"
Julieta Zylberberg
as Pos?ugaczka "Las ratas", Moza
Walter Donado
as Mario, Mario "El más fuerte"
Nancy Dupláa
as Victoria
Diego Gentile
as Ariel, Ariel "Hasta que la muerte nos separe"
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Critic Reviews for Wild Tales

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (39)

It's an explosively funny film, made with great energy.

May 21, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While the stories themselves are about the joys of losing control, their creator knows exactly what can be achieved with crafty pacing, masterly editing and a precisely controlled balance between the matter-of-fact and the shamelessly hysterical.

May 20, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Wild Tales is a riotously entertaining collection of short stories linked by a common theme: people losing their self-control and self-respect.

March 27, 2015 | Rating: 5/5
Top Critic

Wild Tales is a raucously entertaining collection of "six deadly stories of revenge". The brilliance of the film (produced by Pedro Almodóvar) lies in its combination of excess and ordinariness.

March 27, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Portmanteau films are not that common, or usually successful, but Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron has fashioned a collection of six payback stories with visual flair and a wicked sense of humour.

March 27, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Filmmaker Damián Szifrón must have had a difficult childhood. Or else he just loves - don't we all? - dark stories in which logic is an extension ladder from Earth to Hell.

March 27, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wild Tales

½

A hilarious satire that pokes fun at social classes, bureaucracy and the legal system with six wild stories in which the characters face extreme, absurd situations and are taken by insane impulses of violence and revenge in what seems like the best definition of catharsis.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Mild Tales. I was expecting an edge-of-the-seat stuff, but the movie failed to fulfill that expectation. It's quite mediocre and predictable for most of the part. The shock value, which I feel inevitable for such movie, was negligible. The twists are meaningless as they're pretty predictable to be a twist in its real sense, thereby adding to the dissatisfaction. But since the stories, excluding the last one, weren't a drag and overall it was about average (having okay performances, not extremely boring, etc.), I decided to give it such a fine rating.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

½

Wild Tales contends that human beings are merely separated by a thin line between societal norms and raging beasts. These six sagas of revenge highlight this fact. The most successful of which suffuse their bleak takes on life with comedy. Damián Szifrón writes and directs this glossy picture co-produced by Pedro Almodóvar. Stunning cinematography by Javier Juliá gives these dark comedies a picturesque quality that lightens the mood. A memorable score by Gustavo Santaolalla beautifully complements the production. Occasionally the tone gets nasty. There is a delicate balance between comedy and ugliness. It's the twisted humor that redeems these misanthropic sagas. More often than not, the strength of the composition outweighs the occasional lapse. I didn't expect the "Love Theme From Flashdance" to pop up in one segment but its playful moments like that which uplift a gloomy narrative. Those lighthearted touches keep these 6 unexpected tales of retribution consistently entertaining. fastfilmreviews.com

Mark Hobin
Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

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