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Finding Altamira

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The film chronicles the groundbreaking discovery of stone age cave paintings in the Cave of Altamira in Cantabria, Spain, that threatens to shake religious understanding and tear the discoverer's family apart.
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Beliefnet
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September 15, 2016

Some striking shots cannot make up for static storytelling and a clunky script.
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Cinemalogue.com
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September 23, 2016

... too often detours into silly subplots that minimize the moral complexity and trivialize the fascinating true-life source material.
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Variety
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September 17, 2016

Antonio Banderas' admirable performance fails to energize Hugh Hudson's handsome but ponderous period drama.
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Flick Filosopher
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September 15, 2016

Couched in a tale of scientific discovery is a lovely portrait of a father-daughter relationship grounded in intellect and curiosity, a rare thing onscreen.
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Village Voice
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September 16, 2016

A rote but engaging historical drama about the eternal debate between truth and mythology.
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National Post
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September 23, 2016

Director Hugh Hudson shoots in lush settings and provides ample footage of the incredible paintings; this could make a nice double feature alongside Werner Herzog's documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
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Globe and Mail
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September 23, 2016

Finding Altamira is let down by ordinary acting, way too many scholarly adages and a perplexing level of inaction.
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Georgia Straight
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September 22, 2016

Despite a few flourishes, plus some solid work from Antonio Banderas as Marcelino de Sautuola -- the amateur scientist who first uncovered the famous cave paintings in northern Spain -- it's pretty much the work of someone going through the motions.
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New York Times
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September 15, 2016

In Antonio Banderas, Mr. Hudson has a winning de Sautuola of personal modesty, scientific integrity and paternal warmth.
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ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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September 16, 2016

'Finding Altamira' excels at showing the joys and sorrows that can come from a historic discovery. It also paints a beautiful picture of a tender father/daughter relationship.
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Toronto Star
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September 22, 2016

Director Hugh Hudson maintains a steady hand throughout in this low-key but powerful rumination on faith and reason.
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Los Angeles Times
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September 14, 2016

A well-mounted if largely prosaic period drama ...
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