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The Motive (El autor) [Sub: Eng]

Àlvaro, an ordinary man who once makes up his mind to write novels with lack of talent. He is motivated by his wife, Amanda, a best selling writer. He takes his inspiration from neighbors rather than books. In a comedy atmosphere which ends up with drama as he fails.
Duration: 112 min
Quality: HD
Release: 2017
IMDb: 6.6
Keywords:  #Adelfa Calvo #Javier Gutiérrez #María León #The Motive
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Cocalecas
April 10, 2018
A good story, but it's resolved in a hurry. [Full Review in Spanish]
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Cinemanía (Spain)
November 14, 2017
... [director] Martín Cuenca reigns... [Full review in Spanish]
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Hollywood Reporter
September 11, 2017
A high-risk shot at a screen adaptation of a novel within a novel, The Motive is entertaining and buzzes with fun ideas, but as an involving drama, it never gets past the first chapter.
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Reel Film Reviews
September 16, 2017
A solid idea in search of a better movie...
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Cinema Scope
November 14, 2017
Watching The Motive is akin to hearing an artist expound at length on the tedious specifics of their process, a feeling made all the more wearying by the blinkered nature of said approach.
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Eye for Film
October 05, 2017
Cuenta's command of visuals continues to impress ... But he never quite settles in term of tone and his approach to the Álvaro is too clinical.
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Film Threat
January 17, 2018
The Motive is a fascinating film about an average and bland man. The story Alvaro is writing may be exciting, but he's still observing the exciting life of others rather than experiencing it himself.
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El antepenúltimo mohicano
November 21, 2017
The Motive goes from a deeply Spanish comedy... to a kind of thriller of intrigue that does not lose sight of its playful dimension. [Full review in Spanish]
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Sensacine
November 10, 2017
A disturbing atmosphere, a disturbing environment. [Full Review in Spanish]
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Variety
September 21, 2017
Cuena's neutral tone does little to maximize the black comedy or suspense in the story, making for a film with a great hook that plays as just a mildly outré divertissement.
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