Problemista

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Synopsis

Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in NY. As time runs out on his work visa, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country.

Cast

  • Julio Torres
  • Tilda Swinton
  • RZA
  • Isabella Rossellini
  • Catalina Saavedra
  • James Scully
  • Laith Nakli
  • Spike Einbinder
  • Logan J. Alarcon-Poucel
  • Greta Lee

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wasn't expecting much, beginning was a bit rough but 2nd and 3rd acts were great def worth a watch

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Fun debut by a director with a vibrant voice!

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Metacritic

80
Mar 1, 2024

Problemista invokes the simplicity of myth without ever letting its characters become simplistic.

Alexander Harrison
Screen Rant
38
Feb 26, 2024

The film doesn’t lock on a target long enough for it to work up a head of steam as satire about the art world and how it thrives on nepotism, let alone one about the frustrations of the immigration process.

Metacritic review by Ed Gonzalez
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
60
Feb 26, 2024

The predominant mode of Problemista is playful, its comic sensibility curious and askew – enough to make the film, a promising if uneven debut, a delight throughout.

Metacritic review by Adrian Horton
Adrian Horton
The Guardian