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The Untamed (La región salvaje) [Sub: Eng]

The movie tells the story of a couple in a troubled marriage who locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature, only to realize that it is a source of both pleasure and destruction.
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Tribune News Service
August 09, 2017
Escalante draws remarkable performances out of his cast of mostly newcomers in this film about the consequences of pleasure and the many meanings of flesh; where animal intelligence fills the void left by emotional disconnect.
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Film Inquiry
October 11, 2017
The Untamed, as a whole, is one of those films that needs to be seen to be believed. And once you've seen it, you won't forget it.
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Adelaide Review
November 27, 2017
Braver and broader-minded punters who can handle its head-scratching aspects and wild raunchiness should find much to enjoy. Others, however, might be seriously alienated.
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San Diego Reader
August 11, 2017
An explicit and excoriating story of eros unmoored and unmooring - the devastating power of sexual pleasure when it's stripped of both function and meaning.
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The Australian
October 20, 2017
Perhaps horror isn't exactly the right word to describe this eerie, bloody, sexy movie.
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July 21, 2017
A low-key trippy sci-fi movie about booty calls with an unwieldy space squid, but I wish I could say it was much more than that.
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The Sunday Age
November 05, 2017
Science-fiction tableaus and kitchen sink exchanges are punctuated by these dangerous liaisons, which remove gender from sexual need to leave an otherworldly hunger fuelled by menacing tracking shots and a darkened restraint
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San Francisco Chronicle
August 02, 2017
The unsure approach to rich material (based on a story about a newspaper's homophobic coverage of a drowned man) mixes the sexy and grotesque - and cancels each other's good parts out.
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Village Voice
July 24, 2017
...a fantastical premise collides with Escalante's solemn realism, making for a quiet, unforgettable mash-up, inspired by director Andrzej Zulawski's Possession.
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September 28, 2017
What's remarkable is in how well achieved the extra-terrestrial intruder is, when we finally meet it face to tentacle.
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Cinema Scope
November 13, 2017
Escalante's dogged literal-mindedness makes this an incomplete Zulawski homage at best, and at worst The Untamed is as basic as its title, a joyless slog through an austere sci-fi-adjacent melodrama about the weaponization of desires unexpressed.
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Chicago Reader
September 07, 2017
[Amat Escalante's] film may lack the subtlety of Val Lewton's famously allusive RKO chillers, but there's the same sense that the shadowy rooms braved by the characters are no less than the human psyche itself.
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