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The Devil's Backbone

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality.

R In Theaters 11/21/2001 , 106min.
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June 07, 2010
Excellent film. Professionally accomplished in all aspects. Coherently organized and perfectly paced. A keeper.

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Though it fails in its final reels to capitalize on its early promise, picture is still stylish, accomplished and tremendously enjoyable fare. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Mr. del Toro provokes your screams and shudders, but he also earns your tears. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Del Toro has made a ghost story that's not only evocative and original, it's a pleasure to watch. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
The film doesn't explore the nature of ghosts, as it promises to initially, but it's fun to watch Del Toro confront death and fear with such energy and humor. Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
A seductively corrosive horror story that also potently suggests the ways war can shatter childhood. Full Review

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