Amores Perros details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Goya Toledo, Laura Almela, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alvaro Guerrero, Jorge Arellano, Emilio Echeverria, Jorge Salinas, Vanessa Bauche|
|Directors:||Alejandro Gonzalez, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu|
|Genres:||Drama, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Original title||Amores perros|
|Collection:||Decades: 00s, Festival Favourites, HD Drama, HD Dramatic Movies, IMDb Highest Rated, LUTA Presents... Latin American Movies, Sexiest Men Alive, South Africa vs Mexico|
|Run time:||2 hours 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Sep 2001|
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Floppy DogsBy Rip from Manchester , 06 Dec 2006
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[Highly rated reviewer]If all the dogs in the Disney film about dalmations, had been captured by Cruella De Ville, and made into a fur coat, there would still not be as many dead dogs around as there are in this movie.
This is a movie which captures and keeps your interest, as it traces back the lives of people involved in a road accident.
Each tale is a good story, and the way in which their lives cross over is skillful, thoughtful, and cleverly done.
Each of the stories are good enough to be a movie in their own right.
The only reason I gave ths movie a 4 instead of a 5 is well, to be honest, I'm a little squeamish.
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Life's Not Easy! especially for some dogsBy sand60 (16 reviews) from Falkirk , 10 Oct 2013Felt for all the characters. The were bad but had something likable or sad about them. I could not look at the dog fighting bits. I hope no dogs were injured in the making of this film.
Strong stuffBy RJNeb2 (1012 reviews) from London , 07 Oct 2013A blast of fresh cinematic air from an energized Mexican film industry starts off rather like a bleaker version of Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'. But as it progresses (and at two and a half hours there's probably a little too much of that), it finds its own voice and paints a sobering depiction of a world of pain for man, enlivened only occasionally by his love for dogs. Story strand one deals with two young lovers getting involved in dogfighting, the second story is about a model who loses her pet down a hole in her floor and the final tale is about a hitman's lonely road to redemption. Vigorous and compelling, its a superb calling card for its talented director.
I loved it.By Gunslinger77 (1 review) , 12 May 2013I saw this movie years ago, and it impacted me so much I wanted to see it again, now with my husband. He was very much impressed and I am happy I rented it. Gael Garcia is such a talented actor!. This movie is heartbreaking and at the same time opens your eyes to other's realities and lives. Totally recommended.
Something differentBy Grenville (41 reviews) , 10 May 2013There is a goulish fascination about this film, with a strong theme of retribution running through it. I'm not sure any of the characters deserve our sympathy but the film's strength is to - almost - make us feel sorry for them by its end. It's not for the faint-hearted, however.
Great idea, but plot failure.By calnfa (44 reviews) from cheltenham , 16 Mar 2013The first part of this film was great, the middle a bit poor, and the last bit good again, as ikt tries to combine all the stories that converge in one incident ( which it fails to do in the last section). Brutal dog fighting scenes, so don't watch if this will upset you! But overall a good enough film.