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  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A slight but sweet effort that serves as an excellent showcase for its Mexican star, Jaime Camil. The effortlessly charismatic performer delivers a winning performance in this romantic comedy that somehow manages to work despite its endless contrivances. show more

  • 75
    Mary Houlihan Chicago Sun-Times

    Appealing performances and a not always predictable storyline help elevate Pulling Strings above the run-of-the-mill rom-com. show more

  • 50
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Though it is funnier and out-charms “Tio Papi,” it lacks the whimsy, magical realism and kid-friendly sentiment of the sleeper hit, “Instructions Not Included.” show more

  • 70
    Randy Cordova Arizona Republic

    It’s not that this slight, good-natured comedy is going to set the world on fire. But the movie boasts an understated sweetness, largely fueled by Camil’s movie-star charms. show more

  • 50
    Austin Chronicle

    The film is absolutely charming if a bit too predictable and glued more to sit-com narrative strategies and aesthetics than is healthy. show more

  • 70
    Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times

    Serving mostly as a strong calling card for star Jaime Camil, the film has an appealingly loose, slightly ramshackle charm. show more

  • 60
    Joe Leydon Variety

    A lightly engaging bilingual trifle that benefits greatly from the charm of lead player Jaime Camil, a Mexican TV and film star who evidences smooth self-assurance at the wheel of what could be his crossover vehicle. show more

  • October 08, 2013 lgjhere1
    Report This User

    Like a shot of tequila from south of the border, this is a refreshing refrain from run of the mill comedies heaped upon us today. Good story, photography, cast and direction. Too bad it wasn\'t all in English...nice anyway.

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