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R| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
When teenage Bennie (Alden Ehrenreich) arrives in Argentina to look for his long-estranged brother, Tetro (Vincent Gallo), he finds not the idolized sibling from his youth, but a tormented and self-destructive soul who has abandoned his brilliant career as a writer. After Tetro rejects him, Bennie risks his brother's wrath by secretly completing one of his plays and submitting it for consideration for a prestigious literary prize.

Cast: Vincent Gallo , Maribel Verdú , Alden Ehrenreich , Klaus Maria Brandauer , Carmen Maura , Rodrigo De la Serna , Leticia Brédice , Mike Amigorena

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Genres: Drama

Distributor: American Zoetrope

Tetro (2009)

Release Date: June 12th, 2009|2 hr. 7 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is alive from beginning to end, and it's a pleasure to see at least one big-name director get out of the prison of his own reputation. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Tetro turns out to be not one movie but, at the very least, two--a Fellini-esque (or Coppola-esque) concatenation of drama, dance and opera (with a nod to Alphonse Daudet), and a modest, appealing coming-of-age story that involves Maribel Verdú (from “Y Tu Mamá También”) as Tetro’s girlfriend. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The result is visually inventive, narratively edgy, and unlike anything else. show more

  • May 08, 2010 joker8012
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    this is the best movie i have ever saw, JK i've never even saw it lol haha lmao

  • July 19, 2009 HirschmanD
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    A superb movie that is clearly worth watching. Unfortunately, however, the movie, which is in black-and-white, can be better described as being light-and-dark with an overwhelming amount of "dark". The absence of "light" in nearly all the scenes becomes an affectation from the Director which detracts from the cinematography. The darkness is not a modifier, enhancer, or subtlety but rather a significant part of the movie.

  • June 24, 2009 Karyn Paris
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    They could have said it all with a half an hour less. The photography was creative, a little too dark for my taste. confusing at times and after awhile you didn't care. It was just ok....

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