Irreverent, funny and insightful, Neruda is unquestionably mannered but undeniably entertaining.
An unusual and richly enjoyable love letter to a fellow artist and Chilean, Neruda further marks out Larraín as a director of serious range and ambition.
There is an elegance and wry humour in Larrain’s approach that stops the film ever from feeling like political agit-prop.
Joyful, joyful, joyful / as only dogs know how to be happy.
For all its ambition and scale...it feels like minor work.
Gael García Bernal plays a police officer sent on a sham pursuit of the dissident poet Pablo Neruda, in a jokey chase film set in President Videla’s Chile.
Jackie director Pablo Larraín loses his way in a film built loosely around the fugitive years of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.