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      Finding Altamira

      Released Sep 16, 2016 1 hr. 33 min. History Drama List
      65% 17 Reviews Tomatometer 46% 100+ Ratings Audience Score In 1879, a Spanish archaeologist (Antonio Banderas) and his daughter (Allegra Allen) cause worldwide controversy when they discover cave paintings that are 10,000 years old. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      mike v Finding Altamira (released as Altamira in Spain) is a 2016 Spanish biographical drama film directed by Hugh Hudson 🍿 It's ok, but I feel mixed about this one 😉 I'd recommend it if you like this genre, but if not then probably give it a miss 👍🏼👎🏼 SOME SECRETS ARE TOO POWERFUL TO HIDE Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review dustin d Finding Altamira is a good movie that looks great despite its small production. It tells the true story of amateur archaeologist's Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola's discovery of paleolithic cave paintings on his property and the ensuing controversy caused among both academics and the Church, who accused him of forgery and egotism, respectively, neither of whom could reconcile the discovery with their existing notions of humanity. I don't understand the critics' lukewarm reception of this movie, or audiences' apparent dislike. If I had to find strings to pull at, I could say the ideas presented--conflict between science and religion--aren't particularly original, and the dialogue is heavy-handed at times, but not enough so to detract much from an overall good movie. I found the special effects involving paintings coming to life to be excellent and quite believable, something unexpected from a small production. Maybe the movie isn't for general audiences, but for history buffs or anthropology majors (like myself), it will be a rewarding watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A great and wonderful surprise ! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review farah r The costumes and set designs were fantastic despite the obvious budget limitations. The acting far fairy good especially Banderas but unfortunately the good doesn't outweight the bad s Finding Altamira is terribly boring. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review serge e I discovered this film by mere coincidence, never even knowing of its existence. And I truly loved it: the story, Banderas' performance, the characters, everything! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Robert E Interesting biopic about a little known amature archiologist that discovered prehistoric cave drawings in Spain and his struggle to be recognized. Excellent acting. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/30/17 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Brad Wheeler Globe and Mail Finding Altamira is let down by ordinary acting, way too many scholarly adages and a perplexing level of inaction. Rated: 2/4 Sep 23, 2016 Full Review Bruce DeMara Toronto Star Director Hugh Hudson maintains a steady hand throughout in this low-key but powerful rumination on faith and reason. Rated: 3/4 Sep 22, 2016 Full Review Joe Leydon Variety Antonio Banderas' admirable performance fails to energize Hugh Hudson's handsome but ponderous period drama. Sep 17, 2016 Full Review Richard Crouse Richard Crouse Feels like the kind of movie your science teacher ran in class when they didn't feel like lecturing. Rated: 2/5 Mar 1, 2021 Full Review Andrew Parker The Gate A reasonably engaging tale of the ever present arguments that take place between science and belief. Aug 28, 2018 Full Review Chris Knight National Post Director Hugh Hudson shoots in lush settings and provides ample footage of the incredible paintings; this could make a nice double feature alongside Werner Herzog's documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Rated: 3/4 Sep 23, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 1879, a Spanish archaeologist (Antonio Banderas) and his daughter (Allegra Allen) cause worldwide controversy when they discover cave paintings that are 10,000 years old.
      Director
      Hugh Hudson
      Screenwriter
      Olivia Hetreed, José Luis López Linares
      Distributor
      Samuel Goldwyn Films
      Production Co
      Morena Films S.L.
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 16, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2016
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