Movie Review: Circo – Metro US

Movie Review: Circo


Genre: Documentary

Director: Aaron Shock

Rating: ***1/2

A multi-generational Mexican circus troupe gets profiled in Aaron Schock’s detailed and visually accomplished documentary: rather than romanticizing life under the big top, Circo simply stays attuned to its urgent, erratic rhythms. The film also works as a portrait of a country in social and economic transition, and as a consideration of the role of old-school tradition in an increasingly modernizing culture.

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