Chronicle of an Escape’s premise may remind you of Sly Stallone’s enjoyably preposterous 1981 soccer/incarceration flick, Victory, but this true-story-based movie scores in a different way. Set during the brutal rule of Argentina’s junta, the film tracks a young goalkeeper (Rodrigo de la Serna) as he is kidnapped and tortured by fascist goons before making a break for freedom. The result is blessed with great performances; director Israel Adrián Caetano lets events speak — and plead and weep — for themselves. B+
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Foreign Language; Starring: Nazareno Casero, Rodrigo De La Serna; Director: Adrian Caetano; Author: Adrian Caetano, Julian Loyola, Esteban Student; Runtime (in minutes): 104; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: IFC First Take
Posted January 17 2015 — 9:14 AM EST
- 'Last Man on Earth': Will Forte on THAT season finale twist
- 'Game of Thrones' actor explains his surprisingly early exit
- 'Suicide Squad': First Look at rogues' gallery in costume
- 'Game of Thrones': Carice van Houten on nudity, Jon Snow
- 'Star Wars': 'Force Awakens' toys in Sept.
- J.K. Rowling sorry for a 'Potter' death
- Kanye West announces new album title
- 'Pitch Perfect 2' costume designer's fashion notes
- Mourning after: Best TV episodes after a key character died
- NSYNC hair, revisited on 'It's Gonna Be May' meme day
- 'Outlander' sweats details so Lallybroch feels like home
- 'Grey's Anatomy': How 10 characters/actors exited the show
- Halle Berry & Goldie Hawn, Plus Diddy, Melissa McCarthy & More!