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The Distinguished Citizen

2016 1h 58m Comedy Drama List
100% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 85% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Mr. Mantovani, a Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Cathy Brennan One Room With A View It can be viewed as too cynical for its own good, yet The Distinguished Citizen is an all-round solid film filled with both laugh and food for thought. Rated: 4/5 Mar 26, 2019 Full Review Carlos Jesús González Cine Premiere The Distinguished Citizen works without problems as a faithful portrait of contemporary Latin American culture. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Nov 12, 2018 Full Review Ernesto Diezmartinez Cine Vértigo "We are facing another irritating comedy of manners in which, perhaps, Cohn and Duprat distilled too much misanthropy...". Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 12, 2018 Full Review Javier Cortijo Cinemanía (Spain) [A] sharp, wild, self-critical... story. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3.5/5 May 7, 2018 Full Review Gonzalo Hernández Espinosa El antepenúltimo mohicano All the narratological weight is in the conscious and acid script that, despite not giving rise to argument mistakes or unexpected turns, works from its comical simplicity and its ingenuity. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6.5/10 Jul 17, 2017 Full Review Curtis Cook Willamette Week The Distinguished Citizen is a purposefully paced comedy, every scene developing the film's absurdity while drawing the viewer further into the madness of Daniel's visit home. Rated: 2/4 Feb 8, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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Alexsander F Filme bem interessante, me surpreendeu bastante do início ao fim, com ótimos argumentos e um belo plot no final. O cinema argentino é incrível. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/30/23 Full Review ELVIS PABLO R Pueblo chico, infierno grande, agregarle ademas un ciento de elementos negativos mas a esta representación de sociedad estancada y visibilizada por el ciudadano ilustre, una excelente experiencia de casi 2 horas con personajes bien formados y llevados por actuaciones completamente notables, todo es consistente y va trepando a sorbos mas amargos minuto a minuto. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/21/23 Full Review Rosana B Muito bom, um realismo encantador do cotidiano interiorano... Muito peculiar, interessante, adorável abordagem, com aquela riqueza e preciosidade dos hermanos, que apresenta uma obra primorosa, com suspense com direito a um plot Twist de suspense no final... Uma analogia interessante, e o preço a se pagar quando a arte imita a vida, ou quando se utiliza da história real dos outros para ganhar a vida, cada história, cada morador, um emaranhado de encontros adoráveis... Muito bom... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/30/23 Full Review elana k I loved this film. Why? Because I loved it. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member The Distinguished Citizen shows that you can't go home again, and gives hilarious and sobering reasons why you probably shouldn't -- especially if you're a Nobel laureate in literature who returns to his provincial home town in Argentina after 40 years and finds awfully good reasons why he fled. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Elias B Incomprehensible style of editing and directing... I am shocked that it gathered so many awards and received so warmly. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/08/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Mr. Mantovani, a Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina.
Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Fernando Sokolowicz
Andrés Duprat
Production Co
Magma Cine, Televisión Abierta
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 1, 2017
1h 58m