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      Tony Manero

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      85% 40 Reviews Tomatometer 60% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score On weekends, 50-something Raul Peralta (Alfredo Castro) goes to the same bar outside his native Santiago, Chile, and, with friends, dances to the hits from his favorite film, "Saturday Night Fever." When he gets wind of a TV contest seeking the best imitation of Tony Manero, the main character from the film, he becomes fixated on winning. But as Raul becomes involved in nefarious activities -- including murder -- to complete his Tony Manero transition, he puts his friends and himself at risk. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets
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      Deliberately provocative, Tony Manero is as challenging and compelling as it is difficult to describe.

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      Rosana B É um filme extremamente ambíguo, ao mesmo tempo que nos apiadamos o protagonista dos dez primeiros minutos sentimos O incrível que pulsa e repugnância por seus dados violentos e obsessivos, beirando o doentio... Um filme muito interessante com uma abordagem diferenciada, obsessão por um ídolo, o sonho de seguir uma profissão e agressão ganhando contornos realísticos... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review RICHARD H Baffled by crtics positive reviews. A movie that goes nowhere with a main character who is about as interesting as watching paint dry. I usually like off-beat movies but this is a complete bore. I kept waiting for an 'aha' moment that never happens. Perhaps, if you have an interest in the attrocites of the Pinochet years in Chili, this will have some resonance... if you see this movie as an allegory. The main character is a sometimes violent, pathetic loser that other characters, for some unfathonable reason, put up with...even admire. In comparison to all of the movies I've seen over the years, this goes to the bottom of the dog pile. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Ruthless and unpleasant, there's yet a lot to admire in " Tony Manero", a unique and dark charachter study of a selfish person who takes the worst of himself out while the country is in crisis. Is umpredictable and powered by the special fuel provided by the cast, specially terrific Alfredo Castro and admirable Amparo Noguera. First part in Pablo Larraín's triology about dictatorship. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Es una película chilena muy interesante; tiene una trama extraña y las actuaciones son buenas; es una experiencia muy bizarra. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Raul, 1978'de, Cumartesi Gecesi Ateşi filmindeki Tony Manero karakterine takıntılı, obsesif, şiddet dolu 52 yaşındaki bir adam. Pinochet diktatörlüğü Şili'nin ahlaki değerlerini, kültürel kimliğini yok ederken, ülke de Amerikan kültürüne, yağmasına açılır. Raul, bu yeni Şili'deki Amerikayı temsil ediyor. Acımasız, dengesiz, şiddet dolu, tam bir hasta ruh. Filmdeki tv, imaj fetişizmi, özenti, başka biri olma arzusu da cabası. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Un thriller particular e inquietante. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Deborah Ross The Spectator This film is not a joy, and there is no joy in it, but it is powerfully grotesque and it will linger, whether you want it to or not. Give it a go, if you feel brave enough. Aug 29, 2018 Full Review Jonathan Romney Sight & Sound As played by Alfredo Castro, Ral Peralta is one of the most disturbing and intractably unsympathetic figures in recent cinema. Jul 6, 2018 Full Review Ben Kenigsberg Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Kathy Fennessy Seattle Film Blog While some critics have described the film as "ugly," both literally and figuratively, there's a cruel beauty to [Pablo] Larraín's assured direction, the Super 16 cinematography (blown up to 35mm), and occasional, disorienting out-of-focus shot... Rated: 3.5/4 Sep 17, 2023 Full Review Rosa Parra Latinx Lens It's not an easy watch but it's an intriguing look at an unlikeable protagonist. Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 2, 2022 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia Pablo Larraín's second film, 'Tony Manero', has a start as energetic as a dancer's legs, but on the way it slides until it is sown on the ground. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Aug 3, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis On weekends, 50-something Raul Peralta (Alfredo Castro) goes to the same bar outside his native Santiago, Chile, and, with friends, dances to the hits from his favorite film, "Saturday Night Fever." When he gets wind of a TV contest seeking the best imitation of Tony Manero, the main character from the film, he becomes fixated on winning. But as Raul becomes involved in nefarious activities -- including murder -- to complete his Tony Manero transition, he puts his friends and himself at risk.
      Director
      Pablo Larraín
      Screenwriter
      Alfredo Castro, Mateo Iribarren, Pablo Larraín
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Spanish
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 25, 2017