The Treasure (2015)
April 25, 2017 12:52 PM - Subscribe
Costi is a family man whose cash-strapped neighbor makes him an intriguing proposition: help him find the fortune reportedly buried somewhere on the grounds of his family's country home and split the profits. Romanian with English subtitles, currently on Netflix.
Here and elsewhere, if the humor were any drier, it would be dust. [...] The result is a tension that’s almost below the threshold of feeling, which may or may not make up for its general paucity of action.This film sports a 94% critics / 48% audience rating on rottentomatos.com
-- Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader
[Writer/Director Corneliu Porumboiu's] best movies embody a kind of stylistic paradox: they are slow-paced, but also narratively concise; they contain long, slow scenes in which nothing in particular “happens” but they also feel entirely fat-free.
Porumboiu’s new picture "The Treasure" is entirely in keeping with that mode but also expands on it, with disarmingly delightful results.
-- Glenn Kenny, rogerebert.com