• Tetro (2009)


Release Date: June 11th, 2009

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2010

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

Production Co: American Zoetrope, Tornasol Films S.A.

Keywords: Transformation, Quest, Girlfriend, Melodramatic, Mystery, Brooding, Fall, Hospital, 2000s, Offbeat

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    It has style to burn, eye-catching acting by an international cast and a story that harkens back to many literary classic with its themes of a family torn apart, brothers in conflict and a son's rivalry with a towering father figure. show more

  • 100
    Calvin WilsonSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Shot mostly in black and white and imbued with a romanticism that's at once nostalgic and exhilarating, Tetro sneaks up on you. What threatens to be a mere exercise in style proves to be as involving as it is inventive. show more

  • 88
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    A delirious surprise . show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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