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Ratings & Reviews

  1. dionysus67's rating of the film The Pearl

    Beyond the critique of avarice and greed and the fetishistic elevation of the pearl to an end-in-itself (the ornament as a reified cente of social relationships), Fernández's seminal film is also a great example of how naïf acting can turn to a discourse of social types and to a cinematic experience of human suffering, ignorance, and hope. Figueroa's cinematography captures splendily the statuesque women at the sea.

  2. sior Vanni's rating of the film The Pearl

    3.5 It's a beautiful picture with a fascinating portrayal of various social strata. The melodrama and the moralism didn't do it for me, but I would happily watch a restored version.

  3. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Pearl

    No logra encumbrar ese frío dramatismo de la novela original, sin embargo, no deja de ser un filme valioso a propósito de su estética. Fernández logra bellísimas imágenes. Su filme por momentos parece ser una pintura en donde el impresionismo y el expresionismo parecen encontrarse. Los planos generales, los modos de encuadre en los escenarios del mar, el baile y el segmento western son inspiradores. Es lirismo visual

  4. misu's rating of the film The Pearl

  5. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film The Pearl

    La Perla is a Mexican pearl. It explores the ignorant peasants and hierarchy of late 40s Mexico, and also reminds us that greed is never good. Incredible visuals, would love to see this in full restoration.

  6. FISCHER's rating of the film The Pearl

    Une superbe photo en noir et blanc !

  7. ramosbarajas's rating of the film The Pearl