Joe McGovern
March 25, 2015 AT 10:19 PM EDT

Jauja

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
108 minutes
Limited Release Date
03/20/15
performer
Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Norby
director
Lisandro Alonso
genre
Drama, Western

We gave it an A-

Viggo Mortensen speaks Danish and Spanish—on the rare occasions that he speaks—as an army captain searching for his runaway daughter in 1882 Argentina. Patagonia’s moody, edge-of-the-world beauty meshes perfectly with the film’s strange puzzle-box vibe. Even if director Lisandro Alonso (Liverpool) meanders a bit, he pulls a rabbit hole out of his hat in the end, rewarding us with a father-daughter reunion as trippy as the one in Interstellar. A–

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